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BJP promises to relocate off shore casinos in Goa

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 14:10

Panaji: Opposition BJP today assured to
relocate the off shore casinos from the state capital once
they come to power in the March 3 Goa assembly polls.

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, releasing his
manifesto for Panaji constituency, however said that off shore
casinos cannot be scrapped as government has given them

"We are very clear. There will be regularisation of the
casinos. They can`t block the river," he said.

Off shore casinos, which are mounted on huge vessels,
currently anchor in the Mandovi river. As per the licencing
terms, they ought to be working five nautical miles away from
the shore.

Goa has six off shore casinos. "If required, we will not
renew their licences," Parrikar said responding to a question.

He said that Goans would be banned from entering in off
shore casinos and also persons below 21 years of age will be
barred for entry.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 14:10

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