In light of the current failure of the home department in maintaining law and order in the state, BJPs opposition party leader Manohar Parrikar will be asking for the resignation of the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and Home Minister Ravi Naik in the forth coming Goa Assembly Session.
The police-drug nexus revelations last week such as Gudlar and Arun Dessai, after the Ashish Shirodkar episode last year, and rampant denial on part of both the police force and Home Ministry that drugs business is non-existent in Goa; adding to it the recent police custodial death of Cipriano Fernandes for a harassment complaint has once again turned the red-spotlight back on nefarious activities in the police department.
Speaking at a press conference organized by the BJP, Manohar Parrikar said, “It is duty of the home minister and Chief Minister to ensure that issues such as the drug menace plaguing the state are kept in check and eradicated, however, the government has only been denying the existence of the police-drug nexus. Even allegations of the Home Minister’s son Roy Naik being involved have not been taken seriously. And in the last few days the ghosts of the police-drug nexus have come back to haunt the people of Goa, which unnecessarily brings undue negative attention and shame to the state of Goa. Therefore we will be asking for their resignations”
While BJP will be pressing for some serious answering from the Congress government, it would be interesting to see the reactions from both the CM and Home Minister since in the monsoon assembly they remained unfazed by all the allegations.