Expressing his disappointment over the BJP-led government of the state for deploying armed police force at Davorlim, the local Congress legislator Luizinho Faleiro, on Saturday, wrote to the Governor, urging him to understand the people’s sentiments opposing the ‘ill conceived’
“It is with much pain that I am constrained to address this letter to your good self. The state and its people are agitating against the three ‘ill conceived’ projects – double tracking of the railways, coal transportation and handling, and large scale deforestation at Mollem, which projects have been dumped upon the state much against the wishes of the people of Goa. It is, therefore, essential to understand the people’s sentiments against these projects and withdraw them forthwith as the administration cannot and should not bulldoze projects upon people which are being opposed for genuine reasons,” he stated in the letter.
Faleiro further lamented that “the administration has deployed armed police force at the sites of the projects to ensure its completion and to throttle the opposition from the people. This measure by the administration is completely unacceptable and I accordingly request your good self to prevail upon the government to withdraw the armed policemen from the