Panaji – The deliberate & intentional darkness of Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Jawdekar on Goa’s lifeline Mhadei and various environmental issues like destruction to Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary, Opposition to converting Goa into a Coal Hub to benefit PM Narendra Modi’s Crony Club, Opposition by locals to IIT on cultivable land at Shel-Melaulim, issues faced by Mapuca Farmers has once again brought to Light the “Defects of Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant” charged Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar.
He was reacting to the refusal of answering media questions by Union Minister Prakash Jawdekar on Mhadei and other environmental issues concerning Goa and passing the buck on Goa Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant.
The guilt of betraying Goa was visible on the face of Prakash Jawdekar who was repeatedly wiping his nose and mouth out of nervousness during the press conference. It is disgusting to see Union Minister not carrying a handkerchief or tissue papers while in public during the Covid Pandemic times said Girish Chodankar.
Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must release a White Paper with facts and figures on all the core issues including Mhadei and other environmental issues. The Chief Minister should make public what transpired during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi four days back demanded Girish Chodankar.
We suspect that the Chief Minister was called to Delhi to forge some conspiracy to benefit either the neighbouring Karnataka or Crony Capitalist friends of Narendra Modi claimed Girish Chodankar.
We have a strong feeling that visit of Union Minister Prakash Jawdekar was to divert attention from some larger conspiracy being worked out by Modi-Sawant for their political benefits charged Girish Chodankar.
Union Minister who was on a so-called trip to convince farmers on the new Farm Laws did not dare to meet real farmers of Shel-Melauli, Mapuca and Sugarcane Farmers of Goa. He was left high and dry when few farmers raised questions about various schemes announced by PM Modi which had actually not reached to them. Goa agriculture minister Babu Kavlekar was also left red faced while facing direct questions claimed Girish Chodankar.
Prakash Javdekar while calling those opposing farm laws as “Dalals of Dalal” has in a way acknowledged that senior BJP leader Prakash Velip is also a “Dalal” as the former minister had opposed the bill claiming Goa will loose revenue of Rs. 9 crores stated Girish Chodankar.
Congress Party has time and again brought it to the notice of the people of Goa the defects and incapabilities of the Chief Minister in handling issues concerning the emotions and sentiments of the Goan’s. Former Governor of Goa Satya Pal Malik had openly called Dr. Pramod Sawant a “Lier”, while the Lok Ayukta of Goa has given multiple “Certificates for Corruption” to various scams of the Government.
We reiterate our stand that the BJP has mortgaged our Mother Mhadei to Karnataka for gaining political advantage to BJP. All the BJP Ministers, MLA’s and Office-bearers are having vested interests in Coal transportation and are getting huge kickbacks from Modi’s crony capitalists friends and hence are silent on these core environmental issues stated Girish Chodankar.