Cabinet did not decide on granting licenses for casinos: UDP

UDP vice-president also said that the party would always oppose the move of the government to bring in casinos.

SHILLONG:

The vice-president of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Allantry Franklin Dkhar, on September claimed that the issue of granting three provisional licences to set up casinos in the state was not taken up in the cabinet.

“Only after getting information through RTI findings filed by a pressure group that we came to know about it,” Dkhar said.

The UDP vice-president also said that the party would always oppose the move of the government to bring in casinos.

Asked why the party delayed in opposing the matter since the government has already scrapped the plan, Dkhar said that after the Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, clarified that the government will not move ahead with the plan to set up casinos in the state that misled not only the party but others too.

“It was only after the House was informed during the autumn session that three provisional licences were granted to set up casinos that we were surprised,” Dkhar said.

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