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Congress divided house yet again on stand against Nigerian mob rampage

While the Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane demanded a judicial probe into the death of the Nigerian and the Nigerian mob rampage in Porvorim that followed; CLP spokesperson while demanding an investigation into the death of the Nigerian also demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar as Home Minister of the state.

Not wanting to be left out; coming out of hibernation Valanka Alemao, president, Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) also demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister for the breakdown of law and order in the state and failure of the police to handle the mob rampage.

Released on bail after being arrested for abusing and insulting a woman government employee, Sudip Tamankar, spokesperson, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) turned his guns on the North-Goa SP Priyanka Kashyap and PI of Porvorim police station for failing to handle the mob situation. Incidentally, North-Goa SP was targeted because Tamankar was thrown into prison on account of her personal persistence on the case.

Valpoi MLA Vishwajeet Rane though preferred to toe the Parrikar-line of thought and even decided to extend support to the government to crackdown on the illegal Nigerian immigrants staying in Goa especially those Nigerians involved in drug and prostitution trade. Jitendra Deshprabhu, on and off spokesperson of GPCC, opined that most Nigerians in the state are involved in drug trade and its a menace. “They have become a black stain on the tourism landscape of Goa. Therefore, it is imperative that they be deported,” Deshprabhu expressed.

GPCC President, Subash Shirodkar, stated, “By creating such kind of terror we don’t know what message the underworld is trying to pass. It is high time the credentials of such people (Nigerians) living in the state be verified.

A mob of over 100 Nigerians clashed with the Goa Police at Porvorim on Thursday, destroyed a hearse van, damaged the dividers on the road in an attempt to stop the law enforcement personnel from taking the body of a fellow Nigerian who was killed at Parra Lobowaddo for post-mortem.

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