Port Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday said the government wants to bring aboutequilibrium within the Mandovi byshifting three casino vessels towardsVerem side of the river.
The captain of port will keep three each casino vesselson both sides of the river so that abalance is maintained in the Mandovi,he told reporters. Rubbishing the allegations made by the Opposition overshifting of the casino vessels towards Verem side of the river, Lobo observedthat the vessels have been in the Mandovi much before he became the PortMinister.
He said the file as regards the shifting of the vesselstoward Verem side of Mandovi was movedwhen Jayesh Salgaonkar was the portminister.
When he (Jayesh) was the minister, he had no problem on the shifting of casino vessels towardsVerem side, the minister said, adding that the Saligao MLA and other leadersshould understand that Mandovi is a river and not part of any assemblyconstituency.