Velim sarpanch Savio D’Silva has appealed to Fisheries Minister and local MLA Filipe Neri Rodrigues not to play politics over health of people during the time of pandemic and treat all people of Velim equally.
D’Silva said that during such moments there is no room for settling political scores, and went on to criticise the MLA for selectively distributing the immunity booster tablets in just one ward through a panch member ‘close’ to him while the other villagers in six wards
D’Silva said, “People from other wards did not receive the tablets and approached the panchayat to enquire, however, we had no answers.”
He said that during these moments, it should be a collective fight against the pandemic.
He urged the MLA to put political differences aside and distribute the immunity boosters given by Union Ministry of AYUSH to all the villagers without discrimination.