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Kavlekar targeted to indirectly threaten BJP MLAs: Girish

30 Sep 2017 05:25am IST
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30 Sep 2017 05:25am IST

Says Parrikar is creating ‘domestic terrorism’ in the State; Claims govt is anti-Bahujan samaj

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PANJIM: Congress on Friday claimed that Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, who is currently being investigated for disproportionate assets and under the Anti-Gambling Act, is being used by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to create ‘domestic terrorism’ within the ruling party, as it is rumored that several BJP MLAs are not happy with the new government.

Addressing media persons, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary Girish Chodankar said that there are BJP MLAs who are not happy with Parrikar and the government. “Hence, he (Parrikar) is using Kavlekar to create terrorism within the party. He is indirectly threatening his MLAs,” Chodankar said. 

“Earlier, he targeted Digambar Kamat for similar purpose and now it is Kavlekar. Both the cases are now in court and the law will take its own course,” he said.

The AICC leader said that Parrikar is desperate to retain power and hence is adopting such tactics. “He is ready to compromise on any front to ensure he remains in power,” Chodankar charged. 

Earlier, Chodankar said he is addressing the media on behalf of the BJP’s Bahujan samaj leaders and workers, whose voices are being suppressed by the party. 

He charged that BJP is currently in ‘revenge mood’, as the party believes it is due to the Bahujan Samaj that their MLAs declined from 21 to 13. “Several Bahujan Samaj leaders from BJP are in touch with Congress seeking support to raise their voice. They say Parrikar is seeking revenge for the party’s failure in the 2017 election,” he said. 

Accusing the government of being ‘anti-Bahujan’, the Congress leader said the samaj is being used as a vote bank for elections by the BJP. “Post-election, the samaj is neglected. No proper representation is given to them in the various government compositions, nor in jobs,” he said. 

“BJP was earlier anti-minority but now it is also anti-Bahujan Samaj,” Chodankar commented.

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