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Goa govt to 'consider' ban on six off-shore casinos in Panaji


Devdiscourse News Desk panaji India
Updated: 16-05-2019 10:48 IST
Goa govt to 'consider' ban on six off-shore casinos in Panaji

The state government in March this year granted six- month extension to them. There has been a demand from a section of people to shift the vessels from the Mandovi river. Image Credit: Pixabay

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said his government "will consider" the state BJP unit's request to shut down the off-shore casinos operating here. Six off-shore casinos are currently anchored in the Mandovi river in Panaji. The state government in March this year granted six- month extension to them. There has been a demand from a section of people to shift the vessels from the Mandovi river.

State BJP unit president Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday submitted a letter to the government demanding that these off-shore casinos be shut. "If people don't want onshore casinos, which function from five-star hotels, then they should also be closed along with the off-shore casinos," he said. Sawant told reporters on Wednesday that he received the letter sent by Tendulkar. "The government will definitely consider the representation and act accordingly," he said.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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