The minister said that the government will not entertain anything that will bring disrepute to the state. “We will not entertain anyone who is here to spread obscenity and nudity,” he added.
Parulekar’s statement came a day after chief minister Manohar Parrikar initiated inquiry through tourism department about setting up of Playboy club in the state. “We will not allow anything which is wrong,” he had told the reporters.
“We have no issue if they want to brand the club as Playboy but for sure we would withdraw their permissions if they indulge in obscenity, vulgarity or nudity,” Goa’s director of tourism Nikhil Desai, had told Mail Today on Friday.
An Indian franchisee of the US based club had announced setting up of the property in India on Goa’s Candolim beach.
Tourism department officials told Mail Today that they have not given the permission for the club. “It is in discussion stage,” they said.
Women’s organisations in the state had objected to such a club stating that it will portray wrong image of the state.
Playboy’s local franchisee PB Lifestyle had announced plans for more than 100 outlets in India, with the first club, spread over 22,000 square feet, at the Candolim beach, 12 kms from Panaji. Goa’s former congress MLA Agnelo Fernandes has been a promoter of the club locally.
PB Lifestyle, while announcing their launch, had also stressed that there will be no nudity in the club.
The second Playboy club was to be launched in a five-star hotel in Hyderabad.