Will, but Won't tell you What action against dance bars: CM

PTI, PANAJI | 26 February 2015 19:07 IST

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said appropriate action will be taken against those involved in running dance bars and alleged prostitution in the coastal belt.

"I have received reports about what is happening in the coastal belt. I have initiated appropriate action in the matter," Parsekar said on the sidelines of two-day long 'Science Fiesta' programme.

Last week, a group of protesters, purportedly led by BJP MLA Michael Lobo, had demolished two structures at two separate bars in the Calangute-Baga belt, claiming that it housed dance bars.

Lobo had also sat on one-day long hunger strike on February 23, demanding action against prostitution activities running illegally in the belt.

Parsekar said appropriate action would be taken to check such activities in the popular tourist area.

"I will not like to pronounce what I will be doing at this point of time. But let me assure (you) that an action is being initiated," the chief minister said.


Lobo was seen in the CCTV footages, released by bar and restaurant owners whose joints were attacked, allegedly leading a group of people that demolished two structures in the Calangute-Baga belt, last week.

The MLA from Calangute, however, claimed it was a fury among protesters, consisting locals, that led to the demolitions and that he was just trying to control them.

Clad in a white shirt, Lobo was seen leading a group of men and instructing them to pull down the structures.

"They attacked our CCTV cameras. But, we managed to get some footage which has been submitted to the police. We want action to be taken against the MLA," said Sunil Bhomkar, who runs 'Agnee' bar and restaurant that was attacked by the mob. 

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Mr Parsekar, We don't need to know what you intend doing.

What we really know, is that when the owners of these vice dens visit you personally (at home or in your office) or via their pimps,,with suitcases' of cash and a promise of supporting the BJP you will reveal all.

- N.Fernandes, London | 26 th February 2015 19:30


Thanks Mr Parsekar. When is your U-turn due.?

Are you aware that Goans have no faith in you.

By the way Mr Laximikant Parsekar...are these dance Bars and prostitution a mistake by GOD?.

Based on your elementary knowledge of theology and Gods Kingdom,...I would like to think so.

Is your short physical stature and height , a mistake of God too?

- N.Fernandes, London | 26 th February 2015 19:26


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