Protests In Goa Over Panaji Legislator’s Unfulfilled Promise To Shut Offshore Casino

Protests In Goa Over Panaji Legislator’s Unfulfilled Promise To Shut Offshore Casino

People in Goa took to streets and protested against the sitting Member Of Pananji Legislative Assembly (MLA), Atanasio Monserrate, who had earlier promised that if elected would shut the casino floating off the shores of Mandovi river in just 100 days.

However, it was the 100th day and the casino remains as it is drawing the anger of the civilians.

Valmiki Naik, who led the protest against the casinos said “Babush Monserrate’s promise for 100 days was a joke. Even if he were to fulfill it, it would not make a difference. When you want to clean the house, you do not take the garbage from one room to the next. We want them out of Goa, not shifted from the river,” Naik said.

“As far as the casinos are concerned, I am out to remove them from Panjim. I stand by my promises. My promises are meant to be kept not to be broken,” Monserrate said when reminded about his promise.

“I had said 100 days during the elections so now that I am in the government let us see how it can be done. My stand on the casino vessels does not change even though I am entering the BJP,” Monserrate said.

All major political parties in Goa had promised to remove offshore casinos in their election manifesto. However, things change once sworn in power.

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