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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cong to file police plaint against Parsekar for threatening VPs

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar has stated that the party will lodge a police complaint against chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar for his "threatening" and "intimidating" statement of resorting to "other measures" if panchayats continue to oppose the setting up of mobile towers for the BRICS summit.

Parsekar gave his warning following several gram sabhas in Salcete objecting to the government's plan of setting up infrastructure for the summit, but didn't spell out what he meant by 'other measures'.
The party will also seek the governor's intervention in the matter, Kawthankar said, while addressing a press conference on Wednesday, extending full support to silent protestors and adding that the party will not tolerate intimidation from the government. Parsekar's language is irresponsible and unbecoming of a chief minister of a state and speaks volumes of BJP and BJP's "good governance", he said, adding that the CM had forgotten about Article 19 of the Indian Constitution that ensures right to freedom of speech and expression. The party warned the CM and the BJP government not to cross the line and test people's patience.
"The drugs trade is flourishing and the CM is silent and helpless as far as drugs are concerned in the state," he said, while referring to the CM's constituency of Mandrem and asking why weapons couldn't be used there.
The CM, he alleged is silent on serious issues affecting the state like the drugs issue and the recent ASSOCHAM report.
Reacting to the chief minister and BJP state chief Vinay Tendulkar's statements in support of defence minister Manohar Parrikar's frequent visits to the state, Kawthankar said the CM and Tendulkar were forced to comment to safeguard Parrikar's image under his instructions. He challenged Parrikar to make a statement saying his presence is not required in Delhi or at the command centre at such critical, crucial times. Kawthankar criticized the way Parrikar, while he was the CM, had dealt with the Nigerian outburst in Porvorim in November 2013.
On free data and talk time offered by BJP: Reacting to the CM criticizing the Congress for not being generous enough to dole out data and talk time to the youth, Kawthankar said Congress had empowered the youth and didn't give out doles.
Marina, starred hotel and yacht club at Britona: Kawthankar flayed the proposed project, which will be developed through private investment mode where it will be leased for a period of 30 years, extendable for another 30 years. He said two generations will be covered in these six decades, and a prime area in a private party's hands could one day go to the casino lobby.

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