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GFDO convenor Fr Eremito Rebello along with other members addressing media on Saturday at Margao

People need to know if Alina violated any rules as environment, forest minister: GFDO


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.

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