I have not been a fan of BJP politicians in Goa other than the late Manohar Parrikar.
With all his faults and compromises, he still displayed much more integrity than the existing lot of BJP leaders in the state.
A part of me feels that some wanted Parrikar to pass away quickly post his sickness so that they could unfold their plan for Goa.
Whether this plan is one for the betterment of Goa or for the business cartel in Goa is a matter of the people of Goa learning in time.
However, here is a video I want to show with you and expose the hypocrisy and double standard of the new BJP Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant.
During the election campaigning for the Panjim seat, which fell vacant on the demise of Manohar Parrikar, Sawant, in a speech to the voters in Panjim very eloquently in Konkani spoke about the crimes and its nature of the Congress candidate Atanasio (Babush) Monseratte and encouraged them to vote for the BJP candidate Siddharth Kunkolienkar who was representing BJP in Parrikar’s constituency.
Sawant spoke about the varies cases against Monseratte such a smuggling, rioting, attempt tp carry foreign currency abroad and of course the recent case in which Monseratte is accused of buying a minor from a mother and then raping her.
In that speech, Sawant, even goes to an extent of making a statement, “Your MLA should be such that you don’t have to send your sister inside the house when MLA comes visiting.”
Here is the video that was taken by a local TV channel InGoa on Sawant speech at an election rally in Panjim. The video went viral with after the induction of the Congress MLAs into BJP. This a copy of the video that went viral.
You will notice the enthusiasm and eloquence of the charges he makes on Babush Monseratte.
The question now after the election of Monseratte on the Congress ticket and post that his induction to BJP Goa Unit, many are left wondering whether the statements made by the BJP Goa CM against Monseratte still hold good or where those statements made just as election propaganda.
Interestingly, the Goa CM forgets that it was under the BJP government that an Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filled charges against Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar on a disproportionate asset case. Investigations on the case have not been completed but Kavlekar has been awarded the Deputy Chief Minister post for his contribution in joining BJP even though the ACB case is just one the cases against the several corruption cases against him.
In such a situation and having claimed to be working on the legacy of the late Manohar Parrikar, one is left wondering on whether Sawant is a leader of integrity or just another political hypocrite.