Panaji – People of Goa are now fully aware of the misdeeds of the most corrupt, insensitive and arrogant BJP Government who have ruined the State of Goa. Successive Governments headed by former CM Late Manohar Parrikar, Laxmikant Parsekar & Pramod Sawant have the rare distinction of receiving “Certificates of Corruption” from Goa Lokayukta charged former Union Minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap in a press note issued here today. BJP has no moral right to blame others he said.
He was reacting to the statement of Adv Narendra Sawaikar who tried to turn the table on Congress after GPCC President Girish Chodankar exposed with documentary evidence former CM late Manohar Parrikar of misleading the people of Goa on Rs. 35000 Crores mining scam and non-existing PAC report.
Former MP Narendra Sawaikar could have shown courage and been magnanimous in acknowledging the facts that led to the present economic chaos basically because of Late Manohar Parrikar’s haughtiness and obstinacy in abruptly closing mining in Goa and later not opposing continuation of closure of mines in the Supreme Court and aggravating the misery by illegal renewal of 88 mining Leases both by late Manohar Parrikar and Laxmikant Parsekar said Adv. Ramakant Khalap, former Law Minister of India.
It is a well-known fact that Goa Lokayukta Hon’ble Justice P K Mishra had sent 21 reports citing corruption in various departments and projects involving the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other functionaries of the Government and had urged the Government to conduct detailed investigation through CBI and other agencies. Unfortunately, the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has not acted on the same till date Adv Ramakant Khalap said.
Congress Party has nothing to hide and we are repeatedly demanding that the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must release White Paper on Financial Status of Goa, Mhadei, Covid Pandemic, Coal Handling, Three Linear Projects. Let the people of Goa know the truth with facts and figures stated Adv. Ramakant Khalap.
Why BJP is not coming out with the so-called Public Accounts Committee report repeatedly referred by former Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar while levelling allegations of Mining Scam on then Congress Government headed by Digambar Kamat questioned Adv. Ramakant Khalap.
Former CM late Manohar Parrikar had mastered the art of taking U-Turns and always tried to instigate people’s emotions to get political advantage. He took U-Turns on Medium of Instructions, Casinos, Interest payments to SEZ promoters etc.
People of Goa have now realised how he emptied Government Coffers by paying crores as rent to Spaces Building at Patto, encouraged corruption in IFFI Contracts and supported Scam in Parking Fee Collection by the Contractor at Panaji. The gross corruption in Electrical Poles as well as the Potholes and Cracks on Atal Sethu are living examples of his corrupt regime charged Adv. Ramakant Khalap.
We demand that BJP Government must stop the blame game and present its report card in the form of White Paper from 2012 till date. We also demand that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should show courage and order inquiry into all 21 cases reported by Lokayukta said Adv. Ramakant Khalap.