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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Chicalim locals oppose casinos shifting to Zuari

Vasco: The Chicalim Action Committee (CAC) on Sunday held a public meeting opposing the BJP government's proposal to shift casinos to Zuari waters.

They took an oath that under no circumstances will they allow offshore casinos at Chicalim bay, and that their protests would continue if the government makes any move to do so.
Though on Sunday people opposed casinos at Chicalim, chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar who was at New Vaddem distributing LED bulbs told mediapersons, "There is no such move to shift casinos to River Zuari."
CAC secretary Rui Araujo said, "The government has to respect our feelings and if it thinks of shifting casinos here, they will have to face us."
Deputy sarpanch of Chicalim Francisco Nunes alias Shikit said, "Just because some people are facing problems in Panaji they can't dump the casinos on us and keep making money at the cost of our well-being. "
Bailancho Ekvott president Auda Veigas said, "We support the villagers. Not only at Chicalim bay but we say that we don't want casinos in Goa."
Goa Bachao Abhiyan president Sabina Martins said, "Casinos call for women exploitation. It only produces addictions like prostitution, alcoholism, gambling, etc." adding, "On the other hand politicians think about the party's welfare more than their voters'."
Fr Michael Fernandes of the Aam Aadmi Party said, "It is an evil and getting it here means inviting trouble. Such pollution and corruption is not needed. Let the government tackle their problems but not think of dumping casinos here."

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