Will lose Rs 150 Cr if I close Casinos: CM

PTI, PANAJI | 05 July 2013 23:24 IST

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that he would not stop the casinos in the state as he can not afford to lose revenues worth Rs 150 crore.

"I get Rs 150 crore worth of revenue from casinos. Although I am personally against them, how will I be compensated if I close them," Parrikar said at a meeting of Goa Small Industries Association here today. 

Parrikar has been facing criticism from the opposition Congress for not being able to shut down the off shore casino vessels dotting River Mandovi. 

Parrikar had opposed the casinos when he was Leader of Opposition in the previous term of the assembly. 

He said that there was a liability of Rs 1,500 crore when the BJP-led government took over the reigns of the state from Congress last year. 

"There was no money even to pay salaries of the government staff when I took over," he pointed out. 

Referring to the recent allegation of his son getting mutation of his land documents done within a day, he said that all legal formalities were followed by his son in the process. 

"There was a government order that mutation has to be done within 24 hours. The order is applicable to all applicants, not just my son," he clarified. 

"If anyone can prove misuse of government machinery by me or my son, I will resign immediately," he said adding he would expose all the sinister designs behind various allegations made by Congress against the government.


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CM Parrikar is in a Tight spot but CM Bab you must find a way out. Will CM Parrikar allow your Family to visit Casinos daily ?

CM Bab think and do get rid of Casinos...

Goa and Goans are not Bankrupt.

Since Liberation How many Crores Goa sent to Delhi ?

Ask Delhi the Account and get them back.

Build Basic infrastructure in Goa and let all MLA's & Ministers work for Free for two years...

Need more solutions ask the Experts...

- Jose, Goa | 06 th July 2013 05:04

 

I could not get my mutation done in less than 2 yrs forget 24 hrs.I had all the legal papers and followed all the procedure.

what is this parrikar talking abt..Is he in his senses or under jetlag from his foreign tour.

When he is in opposition he barks like a street dog and says illegal mining,casinos,mid day school food not fit for even animals but when in power oh Chief minister..then same midday school food is given to children,no checks on the quality,suddenly illegal mining topic is forgotten,he even says there is no illegal mining(check his previous statements) .cannot stop casinos as he is fallen in love with it.

this is a PUKKA U Turn master..sheep in wolf clothing.

can anyone trust this U Turn master???.

- sunil, fatorda | 06 th July 2013 03:52

 

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