There is a ban on liquor 48 hours before elections.1 The day(s) on which a constituency observes a silent period is a dry day. The law requires all liquor shops to be closed 48 hours before the date of polling to prevent consumption, distribution of alcohol and bribing of voters. States are responsible for making sure that the liquor shops around neighbouring constituencies are also closed.
- Section 135(c), Representation of People Act, 1951.[↩]