Mesquita, who is also the party spokesperson, was speaking in presence of Goa unit president Vinay Tendulkar during a press conference yesterday. "It's not possible to enact the same law in Goa," he said. His statement comes in after senior minister Sudin Dhavalikar had said that pub is not Goa's culture and it should be banned.
Endorsing Dhavalikar, Union minister of state for tourism, Shripad Naik too had said that pub culture in Goa should be controlled. Naik's statement was also supported by BJP's women wing which had said that excessive pub culture is bad for the society.
After Congress-led ruling UDF in Kerala recommended shutting down over 700 liquor bars attached to hotels below the five-star categories, the Kerala government yesterday approved the new liquor policy and also imposed a 5% cess on liquor.
Announcing the decision, chief minister Oommen Chandy had said the Cabinet would formally ratify the decision in its next meeting.