Panaji, May 24: Newly formed regional party --Goa Forward--has termed Goa as a killer state for youths due to rampant drugs, sex-related crimes and road accidents. "Goa is turning into a killer state. There's height of gambling, sex and drugs in the state.
To top of it, the state is witnessing road accidents that are killing youth," Goa Forward President Prabhakar Timblo said.
Timblo was reacting to a statement made by AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that Goa has turned into a destination for drugs, sex and gambling. BJP had demanded apology from Kejriwal over his remarks.
"Kejriwal has spoken the truth. It is utter non sense that BJP is asking him to apologies," Timblo said. He said this might have started during congress regime but BJP continued with it and nurtured it further. "Youths are dying in sex related crimes. We are going to lose one generation to the menace of drugs," he added.
The Goa Forward chief said anyone arriving in Goa gets an impression that this is a gambling state because the casino companies have prominently displayed their boards at the airport, bus stands and railway stations. "The state should be known as pious and the one with knowledge.
Hospitality and peaceful nature was our hallmark but now we have turned the state into a sex, gambling and drugs destination," he added.