The Rahejas project at Carmona which has in the past been the cause of uproarious scenes at the village gram sabha meetings, on Monday was the cause of heated discussions at the regular panchayat meeting which ended without transacting any business.
Carmona panch Orlando D’Silva took strong exception to the Sarpanch Estaquio D’Costa fixing an inspection of the Rahejas site without discussing the matter at the panchayat meeting. He also condemned serving the notice of the inspection by fixing it to his door.
He pointed out that the panchayat had resolved earlier that only after receiving the construction plans and discussing them at the monthly meeting, a site inspection would be held.
Even as the duo was arguing the matter, three villagers entered the meeting room in a bid to intimidate Orlando, who however stood his ground. So firm was Orlando that the sarpanch had to adjourn the meeting without transacting any business.
Meanwhile Orlando has lodged a complaint against the three persons – Francis Fernandes alias Kocho, Joao Francis D’Costa and Denzil Ferrao for abusing and threatening him.