Asia’s largest liquor shop is coming up right in front of statue of the Father of the Nation Mahathma Gandhi in the heart of the city near Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium.
According to sources here ‘Tonic’ a largest chain of liquor store has plans to open the Liquor Shop at Kasturba road overlooking the Gandhi Statue.
Strongly opposing the move to open a Liquor Shop near the Gandhi Statue, K L Suresh, a social worker, appealed to the BBMP not to give trade license and block the proposal.
“It is unfortunate to know that Liquor Shop is being allowed to come up near the statue of the Father of the Nation who had propogated against consumption of liquor and made it a tool to fight against the colonial power”.
Mr Hanumanth Bhusanur, Secretary of the Group for Rural Development and Initiative, also opposed any move to establish Liquor Shop coming up near the statue.
He appealed to the concerned authorities to take steps not to allow such shop open in the vicinity.