SALIGAO: The political climate in Saligao is heating up with probable candidates getting into the poll mode with the announcement of the Assembly Election date in Goa.
“The Saligao constituency and its voters will not allow someone, who thinks he is a Pablo Escobar, to control this constituency as his territory through a proxy,” said Yatish Naik, the frontrunner for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket in Saligao. He asserted that the people of Saligao are self-respecting people, and they will not allow this.
The people of Saligao constituency are ‘swabhimani’ people and this will not be allowed, claimed Naik.
Naik also hit out at the perceived destruction of Calangute, by attempting to bring the village under Outline Development Plan (ODP) and the Planning and Development Authority (PDA). He also pointed out that people have been persistently opposing this move to bring Calangute under the PDA and ODP. But the village was forcefully put under the PDA and ODP, said Naik.
This sort of ‘Calangute Model of Development’, which somebody has in his mind, to foist all over, will not be allowed and will not be entertained by the people of Saligao and the people of Goa, said Naik.
“As far as Saligao is concerned we need public infrastructure in the sector of health, sports, senior citizens facilities, grounds, and parks for children on priority and so far these things have not happened,” said Naik.
The fight in Saligao is between the TMC against the BJP in its own label and other labels. All the other non TMC candidates are all BJP candidates, he said.