File photo: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga.
Aizawl: Keeping its pre-election promise of ensuring a liquor ban in the state, the Mizo National Front (MNF) government in Mizoram has extended the dry days till March 10.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga's MNF government that took oath on December 15 adopted a resolution to ban liquor on December 18. It declared dry days from December 21, 2018 to January 14, 2019.
A statement issued by the Mizoram government has extended the dry days from January 15 to March 10 in view of the forthcoming Republic Day and Chapchar Kut festival.
Following the government decision, the government has banned the sale of alcohol in government owned shops. There were nine such shops, which were closed following the decisions.