PANAJI : After having come to power in 2012 on the back of a promise of ridding the state of casinos and the inroads into local culture, the BJP government did little to address these issues during its term. In fact, it ended up allowing a major casino player to open operations in Panaji.
The latest casino in Goa is alleged to have been set up after paying hefty sum to the government. Going into the Feb. 4 election, AAP and Congress supported the local people’s protest against casinos and found resonance among the voters.
It’s not clear whether the new government now will have the will to address it, said Rahul Jayram, a social activist.