Panjim: The Congress in Goa on Sunday accused Chief Minister of hurting sentiments of Ganesh devotees and sought an apology from him.
In a statement, Goa Congress spokesperson Amaranth Panjikar said,” It is most unfortunate that the failed and defective Chief Minister has now blamed Bhakts of Lord Ganesh for spreading Corona Virus in Goa by participating in annual Chaturthi celebrations. The fake Modi Bhakt Dr. Pramod Sawant must apologize to Shree Ganesh Bhakts for hurting their sentiments.”
The Congress leader said the Chief Minister and the entire BJP in Goa were in celebration mode of virtual rallies during the nationwide lockdown period and did nothing except doing corruption to tackle the spread of Coronavirus.
“The BJP ministers and office bearers were busy hoarding essential commodities when people were running from pillar to post in search of food items. The CM insisted on Community Survey when the experts demanded community testing. The BJP was preparing to hold Zilla Panchayat Elections when people were asking for financial assistance due to the stoppage of business,” he alleged.
Alleging that the Chief Minister was dreaming of making fortunes by spending crores on new Raj Bhavan, Renovation of Assembly Complex and construction of Parrikar Memorial when senior citizens, widows and other beneficiaries were waiting for almost five months for their monthly pensions, Panjikar said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and BJP had no right to blame anyone and they should blame themselves for converting Goa into COVID destination.