PWD Minster Churchill Alemao came under attack from Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Navelim constituency for dislodging sarpancha owing allegiance to them even though the party had supported him at the last assembly elections.
Briefing media persons BJP leader Ulhas Tuenkar lambasted Churchill for dislodging the sarpanchas of Rumdamol and Aquem Baixo sarpanchas as they owed allegiance to the BJP.
In fact, he condemned Churchill for dislodging Sharifa Bi the Sarpanch of Rumdamol who was the only muslim Sarpanch in the entire state of Goa and questioned Churchill’s and the Congress Party’s self proclaimed secular credentials.
Sharifa Bi who was also present said they had supported Churchill to bring in a change and regretted that decision now as she accused him of being worse that his predecessor Luizinho Faleiro.
Damu Naik who was the deputy Sarpanch of Rumdamol, alleged that he and the Sarpanch were voted out of office only because they sought details of the works undertaken in their village by the PWD, implying that there was some scam in it.