Goa govt to `eventually` let dance bars operate in state: NCP

Goa govt to 'eventually' let dance bars operate in state: NCP

Panaji: Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday expressed doubt over the "intentions" of the Goa government in not allowing dance bars in the state, saying the Manohar Parrikar-led regime will "eventually allow it".

"Parrikar's statement that he will not give permission to dance bars is a signal that dance bars are going to come in Goa," NCP spokesman Trajano D'Mello told reporters here.

He claimed that Parrikar had made a similar statement regarding offshore casinos but later allowed them to function.

"Parrikar had said that he will not allow the casinos but later made a statement that he wants them to earn revenue for the state," D'Mello said.

The NCP spokesman said that the ruling BJP government had even tried to give permission to Playboy Club, which was later opposed by their own party legislator.

Parrikar yesterday said that if any of the bars are found doubling up as dance bars, their excise licence would be withdrawn.


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