Speaking to GoaChronicle.com via a telephonic conversation, Lourenco, stated, “For the last many years, Tamankar has been working as an RTI activist but he has never misbehaved with an government official. It is simply ridiculous on part of the BJP government to expect the people of Goa to believe that now that he has joined the Congress he has turned abusive. It is nothing but vendetta politics done by the Chief Minister of Goa on whom Tamankar was raising critical issues.”
Valpoi MLA Vishwajit Rane, replying to SMS query on the arrest, stated that it is sad and wrong on part of the government to try and fix Tamankar is such a manner.
Tamankar has being arrested on charges of abusing and insulting the modesty of the Under Secretary (Law) at the Secretariat Office in Porvorim, besides taking away copies of official documents without permission from the authority.