Porvorim: The constituency-level BJP leaders Porvorim attempted to hijack inauguration of the developmental work but eventually got slammed by local MLA Rohan Khaunte.
In a bizarre incident, the BJP mandal conducted dummy inauguration ceremony, one hour before the actual event, in order to claim the credit for the work.
The work was related to the road repairs in Succoro panchayat area costing Rs 19.18 lakh, which has been constantly followed by Khaunte.
What seems to be utter childish behaviour, the local BJP leaders held dummy ceremony before the actual time. Khaunte and local representative Reshma Morajkar reached the spot on time only to see that the dummy inauguration was already conducted by local BJP leaders.
“I had told the Executive Engineer to ensure that the protocol is maintained, as we don’t want to mix politics and the development. I told them that everybody is welcome for the inauguration. Even those who have joined BJP should be invited,” he said.
“But they did the dummy inauguration one hour in advance in the name of BJP mandal. We had invited them despite them not contributing anything,” Khaunte said.
The MLA said that six panch members, who have changed political affiliations to join BJP, should contribute towards the development of their area rather than trying to earn the unnecessary credit.
Pointing out to the Multipurpose Ground, which is closed, Khaunte said that these members have closed the ground forcing the local sportsman to travel to place like Colvale or Nachinola for practice.
“If you really want to help out people, than open the facilities which are ready.”