PANAJI: Slamming the BJP government of Goa for satisfying its ego by challenging Hon’ble High Court order, in regards to reservation of municipality seats, in the Supreme Court, who has now come down heavily on it, the President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodanakar has said that the BJP has “exposed itself by its failure to govern the State.” Chodankar said while speaking to media at assembly complex, Porvorim.
Subsequent to hearings and orders in Hon’ble High Court as well as Supreme Court, BJP stands exposed of its unconstitutional, undemocratic & dictatorial functioning in Goa.
Chodankar has demanded that the government should start the election process freshly in other municipalities also as per his earlier letter to State Election Commission including Valpoi, Cuncolim and Pernem. We can’t have one law is illegal in Marmagoa and same is legal in Pernem, Cuncolim and Valpoi.
It may be recalled that Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Panaji had quashed the Order dated 04/02/2021 issued by the Director of Municipal Administration (DMA) notifying the reservation of the seats, to which the State government had challenged in top court.
“We had told that the government should respect the order of the High Court and should not challenge it in the Supreme Court by spending money of taxpayers. Why should taxpayers’ money be used for protecting the ego and unconstitutional functioning of BJP Government and its leadership.” Chodankar questioned.
Egoistic and arrogant BJP and its leaders need to tell about who is taking responsibility of this wastage of money over legal expenditure. ” BJP hurried to conduct election despite court order resulting stopping of Development work due to code of conduct and now same procedure will have to be carried out again. BJP should take responsibility of same.” He said.
“If he (Pramod Sawant) has any morals, then he should resign for doing all the illegalities. Actually he is also enjoying the position illegally, and people of Goa know about it. One day justice will prevail.” Chodankar said.
He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about protecting morals, governance and democracy, if he is true to his words then he immediately should tell Pramod Sawant to step down.
Mr. Chodankar has tweeted “Dear @PMOIndia @ BJP4India @JPNadda Prove your ‘GOOD GOVERNANCE’ slogan “Minimum Govt Maximum Governance”, sack @bjpgovt of @drpramod, whose governance is confirmed as “mockery of Constitution” by High Court as well as Supreme Court. @INCIndia @INCGoa
He said ‘If you can’t sack the Government please stop celebrating 25th December as GOOD GOVERNANCE Day and instead observe it as BAD GOVERNANCE DAY” Chodankar dared central BJP leaders.
“PM Modi gives well penned speeches to attract people, but in reality they have different faces. Not only CM, but the Urban Development Minister Milind Naik and officials involved to do illegalities should be punished.” Chodankar said.
Referring the order of Apex Court that government servant cant hold the position of State Election Commissioner, Chodankar said that how neutrality can be expected from such person. He said he had raised the issue on 4th Feb and 11th March that Government servant cannot become commissioner and had demanded to appoint as per constitutional provisions.