The Mahila Morcha (women's wing) of Bharatiya Janata Party will organise a rally in Kanyakumari district on February 26 to demand enforcement of total prohibition in the State.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, vice-president of Mahila Morcha Poornima Prakash said that it was shameful that the government itself was selling liquor in Tamil Nadu through the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation shops. It was unfortunate that even school children were taking to the drinking habit due to the easy availability of liquor.

According to a recent study, about 27 per cent of rural income and 37 per cent of urban income went into liquor consumption.

The rally, she said, would focus on the ill-effects of liquor consumption and put forth a demand for total prohibition.

Women, who were silent sufferers, were expected to participate in large numbers in the rally.

Similar rallies would be conducted at the district level, she said.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari was expected to participate in the February 26 rally.

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