Around 300 odd members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, marched through the streets of Panjim on Tuesday demanding the sacking of Education Minister Babush Monserrate for violating the laws of the land by trying to carry excess foreign currency abroad.
Parrikar scoffed at Babush’s statement claiming that he considered Babush to be a political competitor by stating that there can be no competition between the two as he is not involved in assault or rape cases nor carried unaccounted money while Babush topped in these activities.
The BJP accused the Congress which is heading the government at the Centre of exerting pressure on the Customs officials in Mumbai to let off Babush after 16 hours of interrogation.
BJP Goa President Laxmikant Parsekar accused the Congress government in Goa of robbing the state exchequer through the various scams already highlighted by them.
Party spokesperson Rajendra Arlekar accused the government of covering up the misdeeds of its ministers.
With cries to dislodge the Congress at the ensuing elections, effigy of the education minister was also burnt at the rally.