Panaji: Town and Country Planning Minister Vishwajit Rane was personally targeting me over alleged tree cutting and land filling allegations, State Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo said on Thursday.
Lobo, who is booked by Mapusa police for alleged involvement in tree cutting and land filling, told reporters that Rane was targeting him personally. The former minister has been accused of land filling without permission from the Town and Country Planning department.
“Rane is personally targeting me which is not right in the politics. I am businessman before I could become an MLA,” he said adding that he has already furnished documents to the police to prove that the land was being used for farming purpose.
Lobo, who switched side to Congress from BJP before the Goa Assembly election, said that he had explained the case to chief minister Pramod Sawant who is quiet over the matter.
Congress is going to reduce to half in numbers in the coming months and only AAP will remain the Strong Opposition for the BJP in Goa.