CANACONA- Asking Quepem MLA Altone D’Costa to show any works worth five lakhs to develop Quepem since he became MLA, BJP State President Sadanand Tanawade said every development taken or taking place in Quepem is silently brought in by Ex-Quepem MLA Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar.
Speaking at the Samelan, Tanawade said, ‘Now, Babu Kavlekar has facilitated 15000Sqm of government land for agriculture purpose, from which three plots each of 5000 sqm for the cultivation of Paddy process, second for Khola Mirchi and one more sugarcane production. Once this project is completed, the present MLA will wake up and say he has done it. He has the habit of it. Whereas our previous MLA didn’t have the habit of taking credit even for works he did, and he used to do it and remain silent.’
Speaking further, Tanawade said, Kavlekar had done immense development of Quepem constituency be it on roads, Water-supply, electricity, Babu Kavlekar does everything, The only thing done by Altone D’Costa once he got elected is that he wrote a letter to Prime Minister that Quepem needs water, that means he is aware that all the files Kavlekar has got sanctioned for Quepem (which requires a minimum of one to one and half years). If the Quepem MLA dares let him show us even a single file of non-plan works worth a minimum of 5 lakhs, he got sanctioned for Quepem, as a minimum of 4-5 months time is required. But he spoke anything and began to make baseless allegations against our ex-MLA Kavlekar that he only takes press conferences.’
Tanawade explained that all the developments in Goa for the last eight years are all because of BJP central government. ‘On 20th, Eight years of Narendra Modi government are completed ‘.
Yet, in another jibe, Tanavade dared Altone D’Costa not to fire in the air simply, ‘The MLA of Quepem is simply instigating BJP Karyakarta’s, but I dare him to name the so-called BJP Karyakartas who helped him during recently concluded Goa Assembly Polls 2022. ‘Don’t simply fire in the air. Altone is making unwanted claims, especially of Betul panchayat; Kavlekar confirmed that Betul sarpanch and Panch belong to BJP, Zilla Panchayat members, and Quepem municipality, 100% of sarpanch in Quepem constituency are ours. I know Kavlekar since 2002; he never did not even think of doing wrong to anyone in his political career. At our party there’s no room for Altone or anyone (party bitter Altone bilton kon yena). Let him enjoy his five years as he has been elected, and if possible, do developments, but don’t take credit for works sanctioned and brought in by Kavlekar. Government is a continuous process, and so are elected MLAs who have full rights to inaugurate or launch works completed in their tenure, but while doing so no need to make allegations against others or your predecessors.
Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, Ex-Dy CM and Ex-Quepem MLA Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar, Khola Sarpanch Poorna Nayak, Kisan Morcha President and ex-MLA Vasudev Meng Gaonkar, ZPs Khushali Velip and Shanu Velip, Ex-ZP Krishna Velip and others spoke at the samelan.