The BJP has not even spared the very auspicious Dussehra day to indulge in
yet another rip-off in today shifting the office of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) to the Spaces building at
It is no secret that over the last four and half years, the GSIDC has for
the BJP been an ATM (any time money) in crores. On all the multi-crore
substandard works being executed by the GSIDC less said the better. The
Miramar-Dona Paula Road is a crying shame for all to see.
Manohar Parrikar while Chief Minister had very dubiously leased from his
friend Nilesh Amonker seven floors of that Spaces building at Patto in
Panaji ironically located adjacent to that stinking garbage plant. Those
premises were leased on a three year lease from November 1, 2013 to October
31, 2016 on a monthly rent of a whopping over 40 lakhs.
For those two floors at the Spaces building allotted to the GSIDC, the
government has been shelling out a monthly rent of Rs 8,22,159 plus taxes
though the premises have remained unused since November 1st 2013 with the
GSIDC moving in only today just three weeks before that three year lease is
due to expire on the 31st of this month.
So this cash strapped Government very generously paid Nilesh Amonkar almost
three crores as rent for those two floors it left vacant for 35 long
months. A very blatant criminal waste and siphoning of public funds which
ought to be in public interest investigated by the Goa Lokayukta.
And the GSIDC is today moving into Spaces on the pretext that its current
premises at EDC house needs to be renovated. Yet another window of
opportunity for the very corrupt BJP to rake in some more crores on yet
another tender towards the fag end of its very scams tainted tenure and in
preparation for the 2017 Assembly elections.
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