On Thursday, social activist Anna Hazare met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the legislative Assembly and asked for total prohibition in the state, blaming liquor consumption for the rising number of accidents and incidents of rape.
He affirmed that prohibition can be implemented in Maharashtra if the government and people take it up with a strong will.
"In my village at Ralegaon Siddhi there were 40 liquor distillation plants and we removed them all and for the past 20 years, no one in my village drinks alcohol, or consumes tobacco," Hazare said.
"If the people's will is strong and the government gives support, it is possible to implement total prohibition," he added.
--With PTI inputs