MMC chief’s name not to figure on plaque


It’s official. Only three names of VIPs have found mention on the invitations sent by the District Collectorate, South on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Collectorate building on February 28.
As anticipated, the new Collectorate building will be inaugurated at the hands of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister & Revenue Minister Francis D’Souza and Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado. There is no mention of any other Minister or MLA, including the two MLAs of Margao and Fatorda ~ Digambar Kamat and Vijai Sardessai respectively. The name of Margao’s first citizen Arthur D’Silva does not find mention on the invitation card. Arthur had kicked up a row of sorts after he questioned the decision to exclude his name.  [H]