Panjim: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that no instructions were given by anybody from the government to oppose notification of Mhadei award.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, ”No instructions were given by anybody from the Government to not oppose Notification of Mahadai award. Govt instructions are always in writing. We had immediately changed the lawyer and Mukul Rohatgi ex Attorney General appeard for us. Now ex ASG Narsinha appears for us. This fact is already in the public domain for more than a year. I once again appeal to the opposition to not play dirty politics on the Madhai issue.”
In statement has come in the wake of opposition demanding his resignation over the issue.
In a tweet, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said,”Former Senior Counsel Adv. Arvind Datar reveals that he did not object to notification of Mhadei Award before Supreme Court on clear instructions of @GovtofGoa. The betrayal by @BJP4Goa of Mother Mhadei stands exposed. @INCGoa demands @goacm must step down. #MhadeiJagor.”
Goa Forward Party (GFP) President Viay Sardesai also demanded resignation of the Chief Minister alleging that there was betryal by the government on the issue.
”RESIGN, @goacm ! It’s now clear that @GovtofGoa did not oppose the #MhadeiTribunal Award Notification because the lawyer was instructed not to. Who instructed him? @DrPramodPSawant or WRD minister Felipe Neri Rodrigues? Who betrayed mother #Madhei? #Goa wants to know ! Answer !,” he tweeted.