May align with Vajai for 2017 poll, says Sudin


Photo Credits: MGP gives another twist to grand alliance


PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar lends his ear as Independent MLA Vijai Sardesai makes a point at a function at Margao railway station. Santosh Mirajkar



* Foundation stone for Zuari bridge costing Rs 808 crore on Goa Liberation Day

* Work on Margao bypass costing Rs 280 crore

* Char rasta Canacona bypass worth Rs 280 crore

* Verna missing link road costing Rs 260 crore



In an interesting development on the grand alliance, MGP leader and PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar on Sunday said that he and Independent MLA Vijai Sardesai are very good friends, further saying that they might align politically any time ahead of the 2017 Assembly election.

During an informal chat with the media at the Margao railway station on the occasion of the flagging of the Rajdhani Express on Sunday evening, Dhavlikar, who was seated beside the Fatorda MLA, conceded that he and Vijay are very good friends. “When we are friends, we may align any time”, he said.

When the media sought to know whether he will align with the Independent MLA politically or at the friendship level, Dhavlikar said “there’s already a friendship alignment between the two of us as of today. The question whether we will align politically will be decided at a later stage”.

He also questioned those who are raising the bogey of tolerance and intolerance. “Do they know the difference between tolerance and intolerance. Ask them and they will have no answer”, he said.

Meanwhile, the PWD minister said that work on a host of projects amounting to over a thousand crore of rupees, including the Zuari bridge will get underway in South Goa in the near future. “We will lay the foundation stone for the Zuari bridge costing Rs 808 crore on Goa Liberation Day on December 19. Work on the Margao bypass costing Rs 280 crore, the Char rasta Canacona bypass worth Rs 280 crore, besides the Verna missing link road, costing Rs 260 crore will also get underway simultaneously”, Dhavlikar added.

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