|April 6, 2018 at 6:21 pm #8185|
Breaking his silence the Calangute ex-sarpanch Joseph Sequeira said that there is an Rs 800 crore scam in the Calangute ODP. He said that the plan will only benefit builders and commercial establishments and not the locals in the village.
Speaking at a press conference held in his office the former Calangute sarpanch charged the local MLA of fooling locals in the name of regularising their houses coming in the 500 meters of high tide line in CRZ.
He alleged that the panchayat members are hiding facts from the villagers and the present panchayat has withdrawn a writ petition filed by the Calangute panchayat on the PDA issue.
The church and locals have come to know the facts of the ODP which will destroy Calangute. He said that the locals have been taken for a ride on the ODP which will not benefit the villagers.
Sequeira said that the no developmental zone comprising of fields marked by the gram sabha in front of St Alex Church has been shown as a complex comprising of a health centre, substation etc.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Ex-Calangute sarpanch alleges Rs 800 cr scam in ODP“