Ahmedabad: A petition was filed in Gujarat high court, seeking directions to the state authorities to strictly implement the provisions of the Gujarat Prohibition Act.
In the alternative to the implementation of law, petitioner Kalpesh Ashani has also urged HC to quash the provisions of law by treating them in violation of the Constitution. The bench of Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice R M Chhaya found the prayers contrary, and questioned the petitioner’s advocate whether the petition supports the state government’s stand on liquor prohibition laws, which are under challenge by seven petitions that have been admitted by the high court.
The lawyer replied that the petitioner intends to support the government on the issue. To this, additional government pleader Tirthraj Pandya said, “They are welcome, if they support us… the more the merrier.” The bench has decided to hear this petition along with the seven petitions .