This is the statement made by one of the BJP leaders. According to him, Union government need not go in a search of black money elsewhere in India, instead, if they come to Goa they will find the biggest source of black money here itself. And what is that source? According to him, it is the casinos in Goa, which is the main source where people spend their black money. Who is this BJP leader and on what basis he claimed it? Read this report to know more.
BJP government had promised to bring the black money back to Indiafrom the Swiss bank although it did not manage to fulfill its promises as yet. But despite that, the claim still stands erect. Mr. Modi made the promises of black money detection and extractions from Swiss bank account but the amount of money that is available in India is not yet talked about.
Based on the report published by PTI, one of the BJP leaders has quoted that the Casinos in Goa are the major source of black money with the logic that no one wants to gamble with their own hard earned money and it is only the black money that goes into the Casinos.
According to him, the government needs to keep the eyes on Casinos to unearth the black money. “Will any honest citizen in this country splurge money like this in a casino? No person likes to splurge money unless you get it by ill means,” said, Wilfred Mesquita, BJP leader. According to him, the casino is the place where black money from all over the India is spent.
A senior Goa BJP leader on Friday urged the Centre to keep a tab on the casinos in the state to unearth black money rather than “randomly” raiding places across the country. “It is the Central government which is investigating black money. Why do they randomly raid places here and there?” Wilfred Mesquita, BJP leader, and Goa NRI commissioner asked.
There is no doubt that Mr. Mesquita is talking about the logical conclusions based on the evidence. It is the fact that 70% of the player in casinos of Goa are coming from Delhi and other metro cities in India. If Government does the in the investigation of the casinos with the records of the people they will find a lot of sources of black money.
According to the sources, some of the leading casinos in Goa also have the resorts and hotels in the state that provides the packages to their clients which include the stay and gameplay in casinos. One of the star hotels situated in the Porvorim has similar practice going on for the years now.
It is the initiative of the government to search for that source if they are looking into the right directions instead of beating around the bushes. What is your opinion? Do you think Mr. Mesquita is correct and the money that comes in casinos is the black money? Please do share your comments.