Dry Days During Elections 2019: Alcohol Sale Banned Till April 9-11 in Constituencies & States Being Contested in Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1; Check Full List
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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
Chhattisgarh (1) Bastar
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
Mizoram (1) Mizoram
Nagaland (1) Nagaland
Odisha (4) Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput
Sikkim (1) Sikkim
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
Lakshadweep (1) Lakshadweep

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.