CM defends allotment of plot to his son at Tuem
Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:43
Defending the allotment of a plot to his son at the Tuem industrial estate, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, said that a proper procedure has been followed while allotting a plot to his son, and added it is not a case of nepotism.
While speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Mr Parrikar questioned“Is my son not a citizen of Goa?”
“Is he is not entitled for a plot with a proper procedure?” he further asked. Mr Parrikar has been under the attack from the Congress for alleged nepotism in the allotment of an industrial plot to his son at the Tuem industrial estate to set up a hydraulics and pneumatics unit. Earlier, Mr Shekhar Sardessai, president of the Goa Small Industries Association (GSIA), too had defended the plot allotment. Mr Sardessai had placed on record that only 41 applicants met all criteria while 53 plots were on offer.
“Still, there are 12 plots left that will be advertised again in Tuem,” he had added. The director of Goa Industries Development Corporation, Mr Faizi Hashmi had earlier informed the media that the entire allotment process had been open, transparent and as per the procedure that had been laid down. [NT]