Bambolim: Several kiosks, which were marked as illegal and encroaching on the road outside Goa Medical College Bambolim, were cleared by the authorities, during wee hours of Thursday.
What was interesting is that the eviction happened despite assurance by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to MLAs Francis Silveira (St Andre) and Tony Fernandes (St Cruz) that they will not be touched.
The authorities arrived with JCB machine during wee hours of Thursday
The vendors, who were operating there, claimed that they were assured by the MLAs that their business will not be touched till 11 pm in the night of Wednesday.
“We woke up to the reality that our business has been taken away,” a vendor said.
St Andre leader Ramrao Wagh expressed surprise that despite a local panch communicating the GMC stall owners that a delegation by St Andre and St Cruz MLAs and local panch members were assured by the chief minister that no demolition will take place on July 01 and that he is convening meeting today to discuss the matter, the demolition of stalls was carried out early morning in a tight security leaving the stall vendors to go nowhere.