Reacting to allegations made by Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has rejected the claim saying he has not met Kapil Jhaveri on his birthday.
“In continuation with the Press Note dated 17th August 2020 by this office, wherein it was stated that the photograph of Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant with Mr Kapil Jhaveri was taken during a courtesy call by the Bollywood Actor. It has come to light that Hon’ble MLA Rohan Khaunte has in a press conference stated that the said call on took place on 24th April 2020, on the birthday of CM,” the Chief Minister’s office said in a release.
Further, CMO says, this office refutes that the meeting took place on 24th April 2020 as the same picture was cropped and also posted on social media by Mr. Jhaveri on an earlier date i.e: 2nd January 2020, the proof of which is enclosed.
“This proves that the said photograph has been posted several times on different dates. The MLA is requested to verify his statement if true or otherwise,” the Chief Minister’s Office said.