New Delhi, April 9: Dry days remain a feature of elections in India, as the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) bars the sale of liquor for a 48-hour period ahead of the polls, that ends with the conclusion of voting in the respective constituencies. The first spell of dry days will hit a total of 91 constituencies, slated for contest on April 11 -- in the phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
The 48-hour ban on alcohol sale kickstarted from 5pm on Tuesday, and would continue till 6pm on Thursday. A total of 20 states, going completely or partially to polls in the first phase, would witness a clampdown on sale and distribution of liquor. Dry Days During Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Alcohol Will Not Be Sold On These Dates During April And May in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Bengaluru
Check Full List of States/UTs and Constituencies Where Dry Days Have Been Imposed From April 9-11
|State (No. of seats voting in this phase)||Constituency|
|Andhra Pradesh (All 25)||Araku, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Anakapalli, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Narasapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narasaraopet, Bapatla, Ongole, Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet, Chittoor|
|Arunachal Pradesh (All 2)||Arunachal West, Arunachal East|
|Assam (5)||Tezpur, Kalibor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur|
|Bihar (4)||Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui|
|Jammu and Kashmir (2)||Baramulla, Jammu|
|Maharashtra (7)||Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara - Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim|
|Manipur (1)||Outer Manipur|
|Meghalaya (2)||Shillong, Tura|
|Odisha (4)||Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput|
|Telangana (17)||Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Zahirabad, Medak, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Bhongir, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam|
|Tripura (1)||Tripura West|
|Uttar Pradesh (8)||Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaﬀarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar|
|Uttarakhand (5)||Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal, Almora, Nainital–Udhamsingh Nagar, Haridwar|
|West Bengal (2)||Coochbehar, Alipurduars|
|Andaman And Nicobar (1)||Andaman And Nicobar|
Similarly, dry days would again be imposed in poll-bound states and constituencies for 48 hours, ahead of the voting in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th phases respectively.
The Election Commission has asked State Excise Commissioners and District Magistrates to ensure the clampdown of liquor in poll-bound regions, as alcohol, along with cash are used by rogue elements to bribe voters.