Under Parrikar led BJP government the Casinos are here to stay
The sixth off-shore casino is set to start its operations in River Mandovi from next month. Even as there are ministers, who, at one time had strongly opposed the clearance for the sixth off-shore casino, the Manohar Parrikar cabinet on Monday granted permission to M/s Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd to operate its casino in River Mandovi for six months.
Consent to M/s Golden Globe Hotel Pvt Ltd (GGHPL) to function in River Mandovi for the period staring April 1 to September 31, 2017, has been granted on par with five off-shore vessels already operating in the river. The permission has been granted in compliance with the high court order, the official said.
M/s Golden Globe Hotel Pvt Ltd obtained a relief after it had moved the high court on the failure of the state government to consider its case for renewal of licence even after it had paid dues of Rs 48 crore.
The GGHPL, a subsidiary of former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda’s MDLR Group, had filed a fresh petition for the renewal of licence of the offshore casino, before the home department earlier this month.
This was after the high court of Bombay at Goa had directed the state government to consider the application filed by GGHPL, seeking renewal of licence for its offshore casino in Mandovi within 24 hours. The home department had asked GGHPL to produce some statutory documents which was also complied with.