Minister for water resources and Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar has claimed that the police crackdown on late night parties in Vagator area has resulted in majority of them shutting down. The minister has promised to put a complete halt on the loud music parties in the coming two weeks.
"We have already stopped 80% of these parties. Within two weeks, all the parties will be shut. The police have already been instructed," Palyekar said, adding that the stopping of such rave parties is the first step in stopping the infestation of drug trade along the coast.
The Siolim MLA has said that the late night parties in his constituency are creating a problem for the old age population as well as the student community who are answering their board exams.
"In spite of several warnings & reminders late night music goes on till 3 to 4 am in the morning which is creating problems not only for Old aged Citizens but also to the Student Community who are answering their Board exams," he said.
The minister also complained that despite the clear instructions, some people in Siolim are misusing his name in front of the police to not act and hold rave parties.
"The only obstruction is coming from some of the hoteliers as their business is getting impacted. I have given a final warning to the Police now & would be meeting the chief minister on this matter," he said, adding that late night parties are not part of our culture and should not be encouraged.