CANACONA – Stating Ex-Dy Chief Minister and Ex-Quepem MLA Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar has brought 180 crores of worth developments to Khola village in the last three years, ZP Khola, Khola panchayat as well Quepem BJP said no one else should try to take its credit and asked new Quepem MLA Altone D’Costa to work instead and bring more development as per the mandate given by the people of Quepem constituency.
ZP (Khola) Shanu Velip, Ex-ZP(Khola) and State BJP Executive Member Krishna Velip, Khola Sarpanch Poorna Nayak, BJP Quepem Vice President Rupesh Prabhudessai, panch Ajay Pagi, Nandu Pagi, Prashant Prabhudessai addressed a press conference at Khola panchayat hall, presenting a list of various developmental works brought in, over 50% of works completed, 35-40% of works underway and some of the already approved works will be taken up shortly.
‘We congratulate our chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant, for forming a government for the second time and asserting to work for the upliftment of commoners in the same Antodaya format. Our CM, during the previous term, helped our ex-MLA and then Dy Chief Minister Babu Kavlekar to bring in a whooping developmental work to the tune of 180 crores of rupees to Khola alone. Remember, all these developmental works were due to the efforts put in by our Ex-minister Kavlekar, and not anyone else, and people are aware of it. The various developmental works in PWD Roads(Repairs, Improvement, Widening, Black-Topping, Hot-mixing, New Construction), Retaining Walls, Side Gutters, Culverts, Steps, Crash-barriers, at Saleri, Kazumoll, Pareyemoll, Ambdem, Solem, Popaiedando to Khedem, Shiroti, Vagona, Pagiwada, Molorem, Mestawada, Bonkevol, Goval, Nuvem, Gaval, Antop, Kuddi, Bondai and all over Khola Village, Works in WRD (Construction of Bhandaras at Shiroti, Footbridge at Goval), Buildings (Repairs of Community Halls, Saleri, Ambdem, Kuddi Repairs of Stages Kudai, Repairs of Government School Building at Kuddi), Water-supply (Laying Pipelines at Kudai to Kazumoll, Molorem to Matvem-, Goval to Kuddi), Renovation and Beautification of Cabo-de-Rama Fort, Underground Electrical Cabling, Transformers, etc.) no one else should make attempts to take credit for these works most of which are executed, some are knowing, and still more will be taken up’, Informed ZP Shanu Velip. Our Ex-Quepem MLA Kavlekar never attempted to highlight or blow the trumpet, but he silently went on to bring in more and more works for the benefit of the people.
Ex-ZP and State BJP Executive Member Krishna Velip said, ‘ We may have not to highlight these achievements to the people during elections, but that doesn’t mean some others should take its credit. Unfortunately, our workaholic, Ex- Dy Chief Minister, and Ex-Quepem MLA Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar have lost the elections. However, we still have a government of BJP in the State and in the center. Inspite of defeat, our leader, is back to the people and continues to take up issues about the welfare of the people. I again reiterate that no one else should try to sabotage the sacrifices of our ex-MLA, but since people have given the mandate to the new MLA Altone D’Costa, we request him to work on and bring new developments for the benefit of the people of Khola as well.
Quepem BJP Vice President Rupesh Prabhudessai accepting the BJP has failed to highlight the works done by Ex-Dy Chief Minister and Ex-Quepem MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar, amidst allegations of having against him that nothing is done in the Constituency and particularly Khola village. ‘ It was our folly that inspite of listing the achievements in the manifesto, the same was not published during elections; this may have perhaps contributed to the defeat of BJP in Quepem. We, the BJP in Quepem, have taken responsibility for our Ex-Dy CM’s loss in Quepem, Prabhudessai said, answering a pertinent question.
When asked why the achievements/Developmental works brought in by Kavlekar are being highlighted now, Prabhudessai said, ‘Present Quepem MLA is making efforts to take the mileage of all the developmental works brought in by our Ex-Dy CM and Ex-Quepem MLA.’
When asked, Prabhudessai and other BJP leaders informed that ‘yes, indeed the present MLA Altone D’Costa is trying to twist the various developmental works that have happened, happening and already in the pipeline as his works and not by Kavlekar. ‘We do not have problems if he brings in and takes credit for new works, but he should refrain from making false claims. Yes, we had seen him inaugurating some Bore Wells, which Ex-Quepem MLA Kavlekar brought in at Barcem as being brought by him(D’Costa). How can sanction orders be obtained without even sending a proposal for the works within a short period of 15 days of becoming an MLA?’, asked Prabhudessai.
Now, various works which are already approved, sanctioned and work orders issued by our previous MLA and Ex-Dy CM Kavlekar will be taken up before monsoons, that doesn’t means these works are brought in by the new MLA. However, we welcome our new MLA Altone D’Costa to work for the people as per given mandate and continue to bring new and innovative developmental works for the people of Quepem,and particularly Khola village.
Incidentally, Khola Sarpanch Poorna Nayak who breifly attended the press meet left in a hurry without addressing the media.
Panch Ajay Pagi, Nandu Pagi, Prashant Prabhudessai, Santosh Pagi, and several other bjp Karyakarta’s were present