PANJIM: Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant wants to convert Cabo Raj Nivas into a Casino Spa Resort and hence has floated an idea of construction of new Goa Raj Bhavan charged GPCC president Girish Chodankar.
“The Chief Minister is busy making fortunes even during Covid Pandemic and hence wants to sell the historic Raj Bhavan to a private player by keeping his share in the business.” said Chodankar
He said, “The silence of Chief Minister on environmental issue of cutting of trees in Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary, Mollem National Park and for Doubling of Railway track is because Dr. Pramod Sawant has direct stakes in Coal & Mining business” claimed Girish Chodankar
He further said that Chief Minister who admitted in the one day assembly session that the state finances are bad, is now on the spree of annoucing construction and renovation of projects like New Raj Bhavan, Goa Legislature Assembly Complex which will involve crores of rupees. The government is pushing these works with an eye of commissions & kickbacks from the Consultants & Contractors of the said projects.
“The insensitive government has no money to pay monthly pensions to DSS beneficiaries, Widows, Senior Citizens and Person with Disabilities, but goes ahead in constructing memorial of late Manohar Parrikar spending almost 15 crores.” He added