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Will Consider BJP's Request To Shut Off-shore Casinos: Pramod Sawant

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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

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:
(Source: PTI)

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.

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.

READ: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant To Allot Portfolios Held By Him To His Cabinet Colleagues Post Lifting Of The Model Code Of Conduct

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, May 14 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, May 15 that he received the letter sent by Tendulkar.

"The government will definitely consider the representation and act accordingly," he said.

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