Ponda: A day after the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari’s call to the people in Ponda to end the political career of Dhavalikar brothers, former deputy chief minister and Marcaim MLA Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar hitting back at Gadkari, during a corner meeting at Borim, dared him to end their political career.
“No one can throw us out of politics, let alone a person who has come from Nagpur to campaign,” Dhavalikar said.
MGP’s Shiroda by-poll candidate Deepak Dhavalikar and other members of the party were present.
The former deputy chief minister said that “the MGP is the oldest regional party in the country, which has managed to retain its symbol and name for 55 long years. This shows that the party has reached the roots of Goa. I am confident that people of Goa are with us and they won’t be affected by the misguiding speeches from ministers like Gadkari.”
Commenting on Gadkari’s advice to the Deputy Chief Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar to conduct audit of the various projects taken up during Dhavalikars’ tenure, Dhavalikar said that people of Goa are conducting audit of the BJP-led government in the state and they will present the report soon by defeating BJP in both Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Speaking at the public meeting in Ponda on Thursday, Gadkari had said that people of Goa have seen enough of Dhavalikar brothers for now and their Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) too has merged into the BJP.
“Whatever is left is their family party and people should take Shiroda by-election as an opportunity to finish both Dhavalikar brothers’ careers in politics. People of Shiroda should reject Dhavalikar brothers,” he had said.
Source:: The Navhind Times