Congress dares Parikkar to clear the air on rape drug seizure

Congress has asked Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to stop being silent on the seizure of ketamine from a factory-owned by a BJP functionary and also on the ongoing crisis in the mining industry

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The Congress has asked Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar to stop being silent on the crucial issues of seizure of ketamine from a factory-owned by a BJP functionary and also on the ongoing crisis on the mining industry.

“Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should stop being silent over the seizure of Ketamine, known as a rape drug, from a factory owned by his party member. I dare the Chief Minister to come on record to declare that BJP office beaters are not involved in the drug trade in Goa. He should make up his mind whether he wants to find a solution to the mining crisis which has left several thousand people fending for their livelihood,” said Girish Chodankar, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President.

He said that it is beyond imagination that Goa has seen seizure of 100 kg ketamine drug by the directorate of revenue intelligence last week at Pissurlem in Sattari from a factory owned by Vasudev Parab, a long-time office bearer of BJP.

The GPCC Presidentt Girish Chodankar said Goa wants to know how such a huge quantity of raw material required to manufacture the drugs landed in Goa. “Who is responsible for stocking this drug? How did the Goa police fail to intercept it. Hence the major issue is whether this was a case of intelligence failure or intelligence connivance? Is it only coincidence that such an activity was happening at a factory owned by a BJP functionary,?”

“The raid was conducted by the central agency, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, while the state police was completely in the dark about the existence of such a factory. This has clearly indicated that the intelligence unit of Goa Police has failed miserably or they have been providing protection to this factory as it was owned by a BJP leader,” Chodankar alleged.

He said that Goa wants to know how such a huge quantity of raw material required to manufacture the drugs landed in Goa. “Who is responsible for stocking this drug? How did the Goa police fail to intercept it. Hence the major issue is whether this was a case of intelligence failure or intelligence connivance? Is it only coincidence that such an activity was happening at a factory owned by a BJP functionary,?” he questioned.

On the issue of mining, Chodankar said, BJP has continued doing flip flops and wasting the time even as people are on the streets and waiting with the expectation.

“From 7th February, 2018 when Supreme Court quashed the 88 mining leases till now, no concrete steps have been taken to ensure that the sustainable mining is resumed in the State,” he said.

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