PONDA: The Bhoma Villagers have given a 15-day deadline to government for scrapping the national highway widening project failing which they have threatened to stage a massive agitation along with families and childrens.
The 1meeting, the women said they are willing to die to save their village.
They said the politicians and government is forcing them to come on road.
Braving hot sun in a nearly three hour long meeting at Bhoma today the Bhomkars strongly opposed NH widening and stressed on bypass.
In one voice they said they are ready to die to save village from destruction but at any cost will not allow existing NH widening at Bhoma.
St Andre MLA Viresh Borkar said people need to fight against BJP dictatorship prevailing in country.
“Their Hindutava is fake and only for use at the time of election. They chant of protecting temple than why they not save temples at Bhoma and why are they not showing plans of widening. They only mislead people for vested interest,” he said.
He said the local minister and MLA tells villagers to go to court or plan alternative road.
“This speaks a lot. If such is case why we need MLAs?. People should fight for their rights. If We were told only four houses displace than why notices to 64 people and this should be answered by government?” he asked.
He said govt will not touch slums of migrants but Government is out to destroy house of Goans.
“All this is for coal. All effort is for transportation of coal. For Sagarmala project, all Goan rivers are sold,” he said.
The social activists from various parts of Goa supported Bhoma locals and asked them not to fall prey to fake Hindutva and stay united to fight against dictatorship of BJP Government.
The various activist questioned if BJP and CM pretend to be protectors of temples and Hindutva, why they are they allowing destruction of houses and temple premises for proposed NH.
Local leader Sanjay Naik said the MLA and Minister is trying to split the villagers in the name of supporting their agitation.
Artist Kanta Gaude said forcing widening project this is a sad incident.
“India is democratic but people are forced to come out on road. The development should be as per the wishes of people,” he said.
He urged villagers to stay united to save scenic and cultural village.