MLA Madkaikar denies rumours of joining BJP

Denying rumours that he was planning to join the BJP, Cumbharjua’s Congress MLA Pandurang Madkaikar claimed that the Congress party is presently “silent” in order to give the BJP State government some time to prove itself.

Speaking to Herald on the sidelines of a function to inaugurate hot-mixing works of the 4.73 km stretch of the Kadamba bypass road in Old Goa, Madkaikar dismissed rumours that he was one of “four” Congress MLAs trying to join the BJP.

“Just because I am silent does not mean that I want to jump into another party. At the moment, we are silent as we want to give the Parrikar government some time to function. Though in the past few months, the government has been functioning very slow, we hope that Parrikar would do more to develop the State.”

Madkaikar said: “In Corlim, there is no planning in terms of basic amenities. It is surprising that the local panchayat went ahead and gave permission to large construction projects without consulting the locals.”

The 4.73 km stretch of the road from the Kadamba bypass road to Navelkar Estate will cost about Rs 1 crore and is being undertaken by the PWD. [H]