Thursday 28 Sep 2023

With Lotus blooming in Navelim & Margao, BJP now eyes Fatorda


What exactly did Chief Minister Pramodbab Sawant convey at the Madgao Shigmotsav during the weekend when he called for efforts to put former MLA Damubab Naik in his original position? Well, the CM spoke about Diggu’s return to the original BJP party, and also expressed his happiness the Lotus has bloomed in neighbouring Navelim. Pramodbab now seemed to have set his eyes on the sworn political enemy Vijaibab Sardesai’s fiefdom, Fatorda. Damubab should be certainly pleased with CM Pramodbab, may even hope the CM’s statement will silence tongues spreading rumours that the BJP is looking for a new face in Fatorda. Any questions?

Vijai prefers to ‘wait and watch’ over Sawant’s plan for Fatorda

Has Goa Forward chief Vijaibab Sardesai anything to say on Chief Minister Pramodbab Sawant’s plan to ensure the return of arch political rival Damubab Naik in Fatorda? Well, pose the question to the three-time Fatorda MLA and the CM’s bete noire and apt comes a reply whether Pramodbab will continue to preside over the CM’s kodel till the 2027 Assembly polls. Interesting, isn’t it? Has Vijaibab any question or doubt that the CM will not complete full five-year term. Wait and watch.

Will Khaunte unveil names of MLAs patronising touts?

Who was the MLA or MLAs, Tourism Minister Rohanbab Khaunte referring to for patronising touts in the tourism business? Well, during his visit to Saxttidom for the Prashasan Tumchea Dari, Rohanbab fielded a volley of questions from the tourism stakeholders. In a bid to wriggle out of the situation, Rohanbab conveyed that he has received no complaints from Saxttidom on water sports activities. But, he minced no words when he went on record in saying touts have taken over the tourism business in water sports, dance bars and even prostitution. Will Rohanbab unveil the names of the MLAs patronising these touts? Only time will tell.

AAP leader Pratima playing the role of an activist

What’s Congress-turned-Aam Aadmi Party leader Pratimabai Coutinho up to, is a question being asked in Saxtti’s political circles for some time now. For, the irrepressible leader seemed playing the role of an activist than a politician. No doubt, she is associated with the Aam Aadmi Party, but is hardly seen on the political centrestage. On the other hand, Pratimabai has turned vocal in espousing social issues, including the Old Goa illegal structure and the ongoing Mhadei agitation. Interesting, isn’t it?

One-upmanship? When Kamat got Carnival, Shigmo floats back in city

Congress-turned-BJP MLA Diggu has left no stone unturned to justify the shifting of the Carnival and Shigmo float parade route back to Margao this year. In the bargain, Diggu has opened himself for a host of questions. One, why was the float parade conducted in Fatorda over the last five years when he and alliance partner Vijaibab Sardesai was part of the Margao civic body? Or, did Vijaibab bulldoze his way in getting the floats in Fatorda, leaving Diggu with no option than to play second fiddle in the alliance. Or, is Diggu sending a message that his return to the BJP has ensured the return of the floats to Margao. Many questions still remain unanswered.

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