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Casinos get 6-months extension on Mandovi: BJP

The BJP-led coalition government in Goa has approved a six-month extension to the off-shore casinos in the Mandovi river. This decision is in contrast to the stand that the BJP has time and again assured the people of the state to shut down casinos as part of the common minimum programme and party manifesto.

The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Parrikar.

Parrikar revealed that a policy decision on the relocation of the off-shore casinos would be taken in the six months and he will deliver on his promise to shift them from the river.

“We have given an extension of by six months, but I don’t think I require six months. By December, as promised, we should be able to come out with a policy,” Parrikar said.

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