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Will chase away tourists who don't take care of Goan culture:

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Two days after Vijai called a section of domestic tourists "scum of the earth", his cabinet colleague Ajgaonkar has threatened to "chase away" visitors who don't take care of "Goan culture and Goanness".

Tourism Ajgaonkar also said that does not want tourists who sell narcotics in the state.

"The tourists, who come here, should take care of Goa's culture and Goanness, otherwise I will chase them away," he said last evening at the inaugural function of the Food and Cultural Festival, organised by the

"I will not listen to anyone. I am saying this clearly," he added.

Ajagaonkar, a from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), said: "We have to preserve our Goan culture and Goanness. We do not want tourists who sell drugs. We do not want hotels which sell drugs."

On Friday, Agriculture had described a section of domestic tourists as "scum of the earth" and urged to look for "qualitative and not quantitative" tourists.

"Certain sections of tourists are creating nuisance and are actually the scum of the earth and we should not have such tourists in Goa," had said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 10:50 IST