Ban call on Coke and Pepsi by Tamil Nadu traders body comes into effect


A call by the Traders Federation in Tamil Nadu to ban sales of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks came into effect on Wednesday with its President A M Vikrama Raja declaring drinks as ‘toxic’ for consumption. “About 70 per cent of the (15 lakh) traders have decided to boycott the sales of Coke and Pepsi from Wednesday onwards for their toxic nature. Whatever you find on the shelves of the stores are leftover stocks and those not taken back by the (distributing) agencies,” he said. Raja had earlier proposed a ban on sale of these brands at the height…

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