Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today strongly denounced and condemned Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for malafiedly and very high-handedly repeatedly wrongly accusing the Bombay High Court at Goa of having directed that the sixth Casino owned by former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda’s Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited be allowed in the River Mandovi.
Stating that this was a fit case for the High Court to initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that Manohar Parrikar had demeaned the Majesty of the High Court by making such wild, unwarranted and patently false allegations against the Highest Court of the State.
Pointing out that the records clearly demonstrate that it was the BJP Government that had permitted the sixth Casino after officially receiving 44 crores, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that on 1st August 2016 Dattaprasad Lawande the then Additional Advocate General who is now the Advocate General of Goa, had stated before the High Court that a representation dated 4th April, 2016 had been received from Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited seeking renewal of the casino licence for the years 2011 to 2016 and that the State Government had favorably considered that representation subject to the payment of the Annual Recurring Fees with interest for all the five years from the year 2011 to 2016.
Adv. Rodrigues has also stated that Dattaprasad Lawande had further submitted to the High Court that if Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited deposited the amount demanded, the State Government would also favorably consider the application for further renewal of the Casino license from the year 2016 as well as the substitution of the vessel.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that the statements made by Dattaprasad Lawande were recorded in the order passed by the High Court on 1st August 2016 and clearly demonstrates that it was the government that had allowed this 6th Casino in the River Mandovi.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that it was very inappropriate for Manohar Parrikar who now stands cornered and exposed to attempt to push the buck and falsely blame the High Court for a wrongful act committed by the BJP government.