Panjim: At a time when the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is working to remove all illegal immigrants out of the country comes news that Goa has got its first Deputy Speaker of Portuguese Nationality
The newly elected Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly under the BJP-led government is allegedly a Portuguese National.
This disturbing revelations were brought to the notice of the public and the Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant by noted RTI and Human Rights Activist Aires Rodrigues.
In a government document of Portugal titled Conservatoria do Registo Civil de Beja (Civil Registry of Beja) in possession of GoaChronicle it shows that the current Deputy Speaker of Goa Isidore Fernandes obtained his Portuguese Nationality on April 22nd 2014.
The Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes was a part of the 10 MLAs of the Congress Legislative members who had merged with the BJP recently.
Fernandes was unanimously elected to the post of the Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.
Demanding that Isidore Fernandes immediately resign as MLA and Deputy Speaker, Adv. Rodrigues has urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ensure that his now Deputy Speaker also forthwith refunds all the State emoluments unlawfully and so deviously pocketed by him since April 2014 after obtaining Portuguese Nationality.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that if the Goa government does not act swiftly and deterrently against Isidore Fernandes within seven days he would be constrained to move the Court.isi