PATNA: “Our resolve — a liquor-free, dowry-free and child marriage-free nation,” reads the large poster that greets visitors at the JD(U) office on Beer Chand Patel Path in Patna. Hung a few days after the Election Commission announced the schedule of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election, the poster — with pictures of chief minister Nitish Kumar and other JD(U) leaders — is an indication that prohibition will become a major poll issue both for the NDA and the RJD-led grand alliance. These will be the first general elections after Bihar was declared a dry state in April 2016. JD(U) […]

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