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

Devdiscourse News Desk | Panaji | Updated: 16-05-2019 10:48 IST | Created: 16-05-2019 09:39 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.


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