MARGAO: Disturbed over stripping Alina Saldanha of her Environment and Forest portfolios, convenor of the Goans For Dabolim Only (GFDO), Fr Eremito Rebello, on Saturday, said that at least now the Cortalim MLA should join the people to save the state from utter destruction at the hands of the BJP government.
Addressing the media, Fr Rebello said, “By stripping Alina Saldanha of her portfolios, the government has demonstrated its clear intention to remove every impediment on its road to meeting its long-term agenda of selling off Goa and Goans interest to favour the corporate lobby.”
“Show what scandals she has done, and whether she is involved in corruption like other ministers? It is now an open secret that her important portfolios have been taken away because she did not dance to the tunes of the government all the time,” he stated adding Goa wanted to know if Alina has violated any rules in her functioning.
Asked whether they are now apprehensive that the newly inducted Forest and Environment Minister Rajendra Arlekar would ignore GFDO demands unlike Saldanha and would go ahead with the BJP agenda, Fr Rebello said that they have been even fighting when Alina was the forest and environment minister.
“We will be monitoring the functioning of the Forest and Environment Minister, and if anything goes wrong, will not hesitating to approach the court of law.”
Avinash Tavares, a member of GFDO, explained how new rules and laws are made to create eco-tourism spots and added that the NGO would take the note of it and would approach the court at the right time.