Though staying focused on the alleged illegality that Abhijat Parrikar had received the benefits of allotment of Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) plots because of the fact that he is the son of the Chief Minister of Goa, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) claimed spokesperson Sudip Tamankar stated that the entire allotment process of the GIDC plots since Manohar Parrikar has taken over as the new CM and GIDC chairman are illegal because the plots kept aside for industrial development have not got the requisite clearance from the forest department and town & country planning department.
Tamankar has filed a complaint with the Vigilance Department; however, though the allegation has been made on the entire process of GIDC allotments, it focuses on the allotment of the Chief Minister’s son in particular. When questioned on the special focus on the CM’s son and not the entire illegality in the complaint, he expressed that Parrikar has spoken about zero-tolerance to corruption, does not preference to family members need to be also scrutinized and does it not amount to corruption. Look at case of B S Yeddyurappa, former chief minister of Bangalore, who had to resign from his seat due to allegations of favoritism to family members.
When asked for the documents to prove the illegality committed by the chairman of the GIDC, Tamankar stated that he has presented the documents to the vigilance department along with his complaint and expects the vigilance department to take the case seriously. He even threatened to bring out different corruption cases of the government officers in GIDC working under the chairmanship of Parrikar if they chose to lie about the illegality on the GIDC allotment to protect the CMs son.