Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced that the 15th edition of the Sunburn EDM festival will not be held this year.
“The state government has refused the permission to host the Sunburn festival in Goa. I have already signed the file refusing the permission,” Sawant said after chairing a state cabinet meeting refusing to elaborate.
Speaking on this, state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said it is the CM’s prerogative whether to refuse or allow permission to organise the Sunburn festival.
“Any decision on hosting any event is taken by the CM. They (CMO) know the pandemic situation and the SOPs. The file had come to us, we had sent it to (CMO) for a decision. The final decision is taken by the CM,” said Ajgaonkar.
“I felt that it should be held. I wanted it to happen. What people want should happen. The CM has taken a decision after studying the matter. I cannot take any decision, without…