* Says those who talk of scams are themselves in scam
PORVORIM: Sports Minister Govind Gaude said that those who talk of scams are themselves in scams.
Gaude was reacting to Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai’s statement wherein he called the National Games a scam.
“Those who speak of scams are themselves in scams. National Games have not even started. First, the Opposition was saying that the games are not happening now when it’s happening, they are Terming it as a scam,” said Gaude
He further said that Amitabh Bachchan has agreed to render his iconic voice to the theme song of the upcoming National Games in Goa without charging any fee.
Gaude said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will write a formal letter to Bachchan thanking him for his gesture.
The mascot for the National Games, named ‘Moga (a bison),’ was launched last month, and the multi-disciplinary sporting extravaganza will be held across 28 venues in the coastal state.
When asked about the Kala Academy opening, Gaude said that PWD must answer these questions as the agency is implementing the work.
“The delay is due to some technical reasons. PWD will be in a better position to answer these questions. I have been visiting Kala Academy day to day to take stock of the situation,” he added