PANAJI: The President of Goa, Daman & Diu Freedom Fighters Association today criticised the state government, stating that they do not have votes, but their principles are still in place.
Gurudas Kunde was addressing the gathering on the Occasion of Goa Revolution Day at Azad Maidan in Panaji.
“Do not make us away just because we do not have votes; we are just 15-20 freedom fighters who are alive, we may not have votes, but our principles are still in place; said Kunde
He further said that the government is not trying to build hotel rooms and bars on forts or other places of historical importance, which is incorrect.
“These places are not meant for enjoying. Government should maintain the sanctity of the place,” he added
Kunde said that many freedom fighters had lost their lives and that government should not fool us just because there are not many votes.
It may be recalled that the then Ports Minister Michael Lobo had opposed the government’s decision to hand over the renovated Fort Aguada jail to a private agency and had alleged corruption in the proposal.
Also, the state government came in for strong criticism from freedom fighters and activists expressing shock over the administration’s decision to allow the sale of alcohol at the precincts of the historic jail complex at Fort Aguada.