The success of the bandh at Margao without any visible effort to defy it except for some schools that functioned has raised questions whether the local MLA and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat had lent his tacit support to the bandh.
In fact, as mentioned by Goa Chronicle earlier, the crowd that staged a dharna on Monday near Govind Poy junction to block the traffic was rather small and could have easily been dispersed by the police if they so desired. However, that was not done.
Significantly, none of Digambar Kamat’s supporters were seen on the streets of Margao on Monday ensuring protection to those that were willing to keep their establishments open.
Adv. Radharao Gracias in fact congratulated Digambar Kamat on the success of the bandh and said that it was enforced by his supporters.
PWD Minister Churchill Alemao accused the Chief Minister of asking his supporters to down their shutters to avoid any untoward incident and accused Digambar of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.
On the other hand, Micky Pacheco questioned the success of the bandh on areas represented by Congress stalwarts like Margao, Navelim and Cuncolim which are represented by Digambar Kamat, Churchill Alemao and Joaquim Alemao respectively.