Panaji: The tourism of sex, drugs and gambling in Goa is backed by political patronage and is defaming Goa, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said yesterday. He was speaking at an interaction with small hoteliers and tourism industry stakeholders in the coastal state.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
"Tourism in Goa is being defamed because of allegations of sex, drugs and prostitution. It is not being stopped because political parties are backing these things," Kejriwal said while criticising the Goa government for promoting gambling.
He was addressing the media at the second meeting of ‘Goa Dialogues’, a preparatory process for drafting the Aam Aadmi Party's election manifesto for assembly polls scheduled in early 2017.
"People come to Goa for tourism, for its culture, villages, beauty. Goa is a beautiful place. They come to see beaches of Goa. There is a small section of people who want to come for sex, drugs and gambling. But Goa has been defamed because of this," he added.