Quepem: Tense situation prevailed at Quepem as a group of BJP party orkers and candidates tried to stop a candidate Ramesh Naik from filing nomination from ward l (OBC) for Quepem Municipality elections.
With only half an hour remaining for filing nominations a drama unfolded at the Deputy Collector’s office in Quepem as BJP workers and Congress supporters came to clashes.
This tussle went for atleast for 20 to 25 minutes. As the situation went out of control Quepem Deputy Collector Nilesh Daigodhkar and Mameldar Laxmikant Desai intervened and separated the two groups and directed Quepem police to remove them from premises.
Thereafter, Ramesh Naik filled the nomination for Quepem municipality election in the presence of Quepem congress block committees president Manual Colaco.
Naik, who sustained minor injuries on hand was given medical treatment.
Congress block committee president Manuel Colaco said this hooliganism by the BJP workers cannot be tolerated.
“In democratic country nobody can stop anyone from filing nomination. What happened today is unacceptable,” he said.
He said such situation were heard off only from UP and Bihar but today Goa is experiencing such situations.
Ramesh Naik said, “I came to filling nominations from ward Number l(OBC) but when entered the premises they pushed and tried to pressurise me not to file nomination.”
He added, “they assaulted and manhandled me. I was totally surprised that our own friends are going against me for political greediness and selfishness. Today what happened everyone has noticed.”