Holy Quran quoted against candidate owing liquor factories in Tamil Nadu

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The India Observer, TIO: Chennai: As campaigning for the Lok Sabha election draws close in Tamil Nadu, verses from the holy Quran are quoted against the sitting DMK MP from the Arakkonam Parliamentary constituency for owning liquor factories.

PMK’s Arakkonam candidate K. Balu is urging the people to vote against Jagatrakshagan, who owns two distilleries in his constituency.

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Holy Quran clearly says; “those who make people drink liquor are “Satans.” “There are ten sins mentioned in the holy Quran that are related to the manufacture, marketing, and retail sale of the liquor. Jagatrakshagan is involved in eight of the sins,” K. Balu says quoting verses from the Holy Quran.

In the pamphlet K. Balu, urges that; Jagatrakshagan owns two liquor factories, ‘Accord Breweries and  Distilleries’ in Nathanallur and Illayanar Veyloor villages in the Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu.

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He appeals to the Muslims to vote against sitting MP because the Quran is totally against liquor consumption and gambling.

  1. Balu was campaigning in Melvisharam, part of Ranipet Assembly Constituency with a large Muslim population.

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Syed Ali Mujtaba

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