Kerala High Court again on toddy salesKerala High Court wonders whether the political parties are giving importance to vote bank than the health of the people. In a previous judgement the Honorable Court observed whether it would be possible to ban the sale of toddy, since it had become a practice to sell spurious liquors in the name of toddy.
As a response to this the excise minister stated that it was the people to decide what they should drink.
The Honorable Court asks if that is the policy why there are various laws, such as Abkari law. Why there should be a law enforcing the two wheeler riders' use of helmets. Laws are needed to protect people even from problems related to their jobs.
In the name of the workers in toddy tapping all political parties are coming against any move to ban toddy sale. These parties which are for serving the people are not giving any importance to their health, the court observes.