I never interfered in CCP’s affairs: Parrikar
Denying that he has ever interfered in the functioning of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, told the state legislative assembly that he would not mind whosoever rules it.
The Chief Minister, while responding to issues raised by the members of the House during general discussion on the budget, said that it was brought to his notice that as per the provisions in the CCP Act the mayoral elections of the CCP should be held in the first week of the calendar year or at the end of preceding year and that the same was not being followed.
“We will correct the wrong that has been going on for a long time,” he said adding that some people had set their eye on the goose that laid golden eggs and were attempting to grab it.
Stating that he did not mind as to who ruled the CCP, he went on to add that he would not allow corruption to exist in the lone city corporation of the state, even as he said that those who had committed ‘sins’ in the past were trying to project themselves as saints to grab power in the corporation. [NT]