PANAJI: Goa Congress leader and former state unit president Girish Chodankar has hit back at chief minister Pramod Sawant for alleging that Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan were ATMs of the Congress to loot money. Chodankar asked Sawant whether BJP leaders in Delhi were using Goa as their ATM.
“Chief minister Pramod Sawant while addressing the media said that Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan were ATMs for Congress. He is levelling such allegations because his cabinet colleagues in Goa along with him are involved in such wrong practices,” said Chodankar in a press release.
“I would like to ask him whether Goa is an ATM for BJP leaders sitting in Delhi because twice they bought MLAs of Congress by paying crores in Goa to destroy democracy & opposition in the state. BJP should feel shame that these MLAs were part of Congress, whom Sawant called corrupt.”
Chodankar alleges that many scams have happened under the BJP government in Goa, like the ore auction scam, excise scam, land conversion scam, GMC medicine purchase scam, health department scam, cash for job scam, Zuari land scam, smart city scam, casino scam, recruitment scam, beach cleaning scam, labour Scam, oxygen scam, bridge and national highway scam, taxi meter scam, percentage scam in PWD, WRD and finance departments, gold smuggling scam, and national games scam. “But CM Pramod Sawant has failed to stop such wrong practices. He should answer why he has failed to stop these scams taking place by his blessings,” said Chodankar in the press statement.