The National Students’ Union of India has addressed the issues regarding both onshore and offshore casinos in Goa. The student body has passed a resolution in which they have demanded a ban on the casinos and gambling activity in Goa.
The President of the National Students’ Union of India, Amrita Dhawan, spoke with reporters regarding the resolution. She said: “The meeting passed educational, economic and political resolutions that include the fight against BJP and RSS’ deliberate attempts of trying to destroy the social fabric of India.”
She further spoke about the poll promises that had been made by the BJP in the elections in 2012. The BJP had claimed that the Goa casinos would be abolished when they came into power.
“This has not happened,” she said. “On the contrary, we can see BJP adding to the list of casinos.”
Dhawan then demanded that the casinos be banned in order to prevent gambling addiction, and all the problems that arise out of this problem. She said that the National Students’ Union will fight the issue until the casinos are banned.
In addition to the issues raised regarding the casinos, Dhawan alleges that there are problems with drugs in the state too.
AAP Signature Campaign Against BJP
Earlier this week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced that it would be starting a signature campaign in its attempt to have the Goa casinos closed. The aim of the campaign is to get a large number of signatories to endorse a letter regarding the shutting down of the Goa casinos. The letter will be addressed to Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
The AAP has printed up a large number of flyers that it plans to distribute around Goa. The AAP has alleged that gambling has “wrecked countless Goan families” and that the casinos also play a role in promoting prostitution and drugs.