An MLA of the ruling BJP today threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Goa government grants permission to US-based Playboy Club to open a branch in the state.
“I am opposing this club anywhere in Goa. The department of tourism has already made up its mind to give them no-objection certificate,” BJP’s Michael Lobo,in whose constituency the club is proposed to be set up,told reporters here.
Lobo,who heads BJP’s North District unit,threatened to go on a hunger strike if permission is granted to the Playboy Club to enter the state. He claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured that such a club would not be allowed in the state.
Earlier in the day,Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told the Goa Legislative Assembly that the proposal of Playboy’s Indian franchisee to set up a club at Candolim beach was under consideration. He,however,later told reporters that the club would not be allowed if it indulged in vulgarity