Aam Aadmi Party asked the government to clarify whether by allowing Restaurants to open and disallowing bars any purpose was being served to keep Covid at bay. AAP General Secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar said that people engaged in bar businesses were reeling under the impact of closure of business due to lockdown even as the government had already opened up the wholesale liquor outlets and now had allowed restaurants to open.
“ The bars and tavernas have been traditional businesses . Government’s decision to first allow sale of liquor through wholesale shops and now permitting restaurants to open is gross injustice to both bar owners as well as bar customers. Are there any expert studies that support keeping bars closed ? Or as usual this government being a pawn of the centre is waiting for SOPs ?” asked Padgaonkar demanding fair treatment to bar owners.