Reprieve For Ravi
Even though the Congress Legislative Party at its meeting on Thursday vociferously demanded that the Home Portfolio be divested from Ravi Naik, All India Congress Committee General Secretary B K Hariprasad asserted that there were no plans or reason to do so.
Addressing media persons at Panjim on Friday, Hariprasad asserted that there were no reports whatsoever against Ravi Naik for mishandling the Home Portfolio and added that no action can be taken in the absence of such reports.
He also dismissed the allegation of Ravi Naik’s son Roy having links with drug peddlers and put the onus on those making these allegations to provide evidence of the same.
He said the Digambar Kamat led government was performing well and there was no reason absolutely for any change in the portfolios.
However, Hariprasad refused to answer any questions relating to alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party’s demand to drop its two MLAs from the cabinet and induct the third legislator instead.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat who was also present pinned his hopes on the Special Investigating Team constituted by his government to probe the police-drug dealer nexus and suggested that its report be awaited.