HYDERABAD: Getting a confidence boost following the Election Commission’s directive to officials to remove all ‘belt’ shops in the State, the AP Election Watch, headed by Justice A. Lakshamana Rao, has advised people to complain to EC if they come across any such shop. Simultaneously, he has appealed to officials to respond in the same spirit and remove all belt shops.

The government appears to be heading for a tough time with the Election Watch activists threatening to keep an eye on such liquor stocks and pass information to district and State election officials. They plan to expose such stockists.