Goa BJP threatens to stop medical facilities to people from across border
In a twist to the Tillari irrigation project oustees controversy, the Goa BJP has warned the Konkan MLAs from Maharashtra that their people will be refused entry into Goa, and they will also be deprived of free medical facility at the GMC hospital at Bambolim.
Addressing the media at Latambarcem-Bicholim, after visiting the farmers affected by the water scarcity at Sal and the surrounding areas, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar alleged that the issue has been created by Congress MLAs from Goa and Maharashtra in an attempt to defame the BJP. Tendulkar also expressed surprise over the fact that the issue did not come up while the Congress was ruling. Tendulkar made it clear that no agreement has been reached over the people affected by the Tillari project and the responsibility for the same lies with the Maharashtra government. Warning Maharashtra MP Nilesh Rane, minister Narayan Rane and MLA Deepak Kesarkar, Tendulkar asked them to stop creating a controversy. "They have raised this issue on purpose and if this continues, the BJP workers will not allow them to enter the state and even people from the Konkan region who work in Goa will be restricted entry into the state," warned Tendulkar.
He said the BJP will ensure that people from across the border do not get free medical treatment at the GMC hospital. The BJP office bearers said the Goa government has already taken care of those who were affected by the Tillari dam and they are presently residing at Kholpewadi Sal.
Bicholim MLA Naresh Sawal, Sal Sarpanch Ghanasham Raut, Bicholim block president Manohar Shirodkar, BJP office bearers Sanjay Harmalkar, Vainkatesh Godge and others were present at the meet. [TOI]