Considering BJP request to shut offshore casinos: Goa CM

  • With casinos emerging as a key issue in the Panaji bypoll, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that his government was considering a state proposal to shut down offshore casinos operating in the coastal state.
  • Not wanting to be left behind, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state President Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday said that his party had, on popular demand, asked for closure of the seven offshore casinos, after their respective licences lapsed.
  • Goa’s two main political parties, the Congress and the BJP have had a chequered history with the casino industry.

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