Panaji: Goa Congress leader Amarnath Panjikar has said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s revelation that the Assembly proceeding records till the year 2000 were missing is “shocking.”
“It is shocking that CM Dr. Pramod Sawant revealed almost after five years since he became the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly that the important records of the speeches of tallest leader of the Bahujan Samaj and first Chief Minister of Goa Late Dayanand alias Bahusaheb Bandodkar and other senior leaders are lost,” said Panjikar, who is Goa Congress Media Cell Chairman.
He demanded that the Chief Minister must immediately conduct inquiry of the matter by the sitting Judge of the High Court and investigate the serious lapse on part of the Government for the loss of the important documents. Government cannot turn a blind eye on this blunder and must dare to fix responsibility, he commented.
Addressing a Press Conference at Congress House today in the presence of Congress General Secretary Pradip Naik, Spokesperson Adv. Shriunivas Khalap and Aldona Block President Ashwin D’Souza, Congress Media Cell Chairperson said that we suspect conspiracy and calculated game plan behind the statement of the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant.
“This is nothing but an attempt to wipe off the legacy of eminent Leaders like late Bahusaheb Bandodkar, Dr. Jack Sequeira, Adv. Eduarado Faleiro, Prof. Gopalrao Mayekar, Shashikala Kakodkar, Anant alias Babu Naik, Dr. Wilfred D’Souza, Adv. Ramakant Khalap, Shaikh Hassan Haroon, Dr. Kashinath Jalmi, Adv. Uday Bhembre, Surendra Shirsat, Adv. Radharao Gracias and many others.
“We want to remind the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant that BJP Government came to power in 2012 and Rajendra Arlekar was the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly from 2012 to 2015. He was succeeded by Anant Shet from 2016 to 2017 and Dr. Pramod Sawant himself became the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly from 2017 to 2019 succeeded by Rajesh Patnekar from 2019 to 2022. None of them uttered a word on these lost documents. This indicates that they were either completely ignorant or had malicious intentions behind maintaining the silence”.