Rane says SLC members on TCP Committees to be blacklisted
PORVORIM: Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane today on the floor of the House withdrew the word ‘Fraud’ against NGP Goa Foundation used during his reply.
“I am withdrawing the word ‘Fraud’ used against the NGO Goa Foundation. I tender my apologies if anyone has been hurt,” said Rane in Assembly.
He also informed the state assembly that SLC members on any Town and Country Planning (TCP) Committee will be blacklisted.
Rane also took back his statement wherein he had said that files put up by architects would not be cleared by his department.
Minister Vishwajit Rane had unleashed a harsh attack on NGO Goa Foundation, the petitioner in the tiger reserve case before the High Court, calling them “fraud” and “pain for the state of Goa,” out of frustration over recurring incidents of a small number of NGOs blocking progress by approaching courts.
“Are you aware that this Goa Foundation is a pain for the State of Goa, as we, the members of this House, have said? They are completely wrecking Goa. In a progressive state like Goa, they are enforcing restrictive laws, ” he had said.
Rane also had said that they should halt the growth of a progressive state. Do we actually need such components in the State? Rane questioned on the House floor.
“They’re the worst liars, and they have no business being in Goa. The fact that these NGOs are not from Goa must be understood, he had said.