The letter sent by Aires is in bad taste and he perhaps has not actually studied Babush's plans. I am one of his voters and consequently have been deliberating with him over several aspects affecting the village of Taleigao a number of times. This extends to the main city of Panjim as well. Following his victory over Sidharth Kuncolienkar in the Panjim bypolls in which he succeeded the latter as MLA of the capital city, everyone was aware of his election vision document stating that casinos would be shipped out of the River Mandovi within 100 days. Due to the many hurdles and obstacles within the Congress party, he waited after resuming charge as MLA. This however, doesn't mean that he is against the Congress party. It just means that due to the many issues that crept up with senior members of the party who weren't cooperating, a move to the BJP beckoned which would benefit the public at large. Pramod Sawant even promised that his election manifesto with respect to the casinos would be upheld. Sawant however, decided to gamble and pressurised Babush to get more numbers to quit the Congress and switch over to the BJP, bringing the total number to 10. The timing of Aires' letter in my opinion was wrong. He probably could have waited to see if Babush fails his promise before sending the letter. I do however feel that Babush is intelligent enough to see his promise through. He did have two major cases lodged against him, one of rape and the other of stoning a police station, which he's confident he can get away with. Aires has clearly underestimated him. I have also raised the issue of an illegal construction of an 8 floor building which I believe will soon be investigated with the construction being paused. I believe this building would be used to house casino workers. There are also rumours of prostitution around my residence that are circling which I'm deeply uncomfortable with. I have been promised that all issues within city limits would be taken care of. Let us give Babush some time and help him get Sawant over to his side. Perhaps then Aires will be surprised by his intelligence.
Stephen Dias Dona Paula Senior affected citizen Taleigao Voter 15.9.2019 ---'----------------------------------------------------- LETTER from Aires appeared in Goanet and based on his message the above is my reply and opinion. Message: 2 Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:16:49 +0530 From: Aires Rodrigues <airesrodrigu...@gmail.com> To: goanet <goa...@goanet.org> Subject: [Goanet] WHAT A U-TURN BY CHIEF MINISTER PRAMOD SAWANT Message-ID: <cahriwmiopyeup3+5dj4mkx4y_0i+osg+cyeje3phwrkegdf...@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" It is very disgraceful that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided to handsomely reward Panaji MLA and chronic party hopper Babush Monseratte by re-appointing him as the Chairman of the very lucrative Greater Panjim Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) for joining the BJP. In May this year the very same Chief Minister Pramod Sawant during the campaign for the Panaji Assembly Constituency by-election had publicly stated that in view of Babush Monseratte?s serious criminal antecedents it was wrong for the then Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai to have appointed Babush Monseratte as the Chairman of the GPPDA. So what has changed now, Mr. Chief Minister? Does joining the BJP cleanse you of all your sins? Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had also while raking up Babush Monseratte?s criminal antecedents accused him of being a ?rapist? and that the women of Panaji would not be safe if he was elected as MLA. Hope Pramod Sawant is feeling safe now. The Supreme Court has rightly ruled that charge sheeted politicians should not be inducted in government positions. Babush Monseratte has serious criminal cases pending against him including that of rape and stoning the Panaji Police Station. May sense and prudence prevail in Babush Monseratte not to crave for any public position till he is cleared of all criminal cases. There is need of probity in public life and this awful turbidity on the political arena needs to be seriously and firmly dealt with. Aires Rodrigues Advocate High Court C/G-2, Shopping Complex Ribandar Retreat, Ribandar ? Goa ? 403006 Mobile No: 9822684372 Office Tel No: (0832) 2444012 Email: airesrodrigu...@gmail.com Or airesrodrig...@yahoo.com You can also reach me on Facebook.com/ AiresRodrigues Twitter@rodrigues_aires www.airesrodrigues.com