I want to play Sachin, not Durani; CM vows to nab corrupt politicians

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 09 April 2013 21:57 IST

“I want to play Sachin Tendulkar, not Salim Durani”, this is the way chief minister Manohar Parrikar expressed his resolve not to spare any looter of the state, including politicians.

People wanted Salim Durani start hitting sixers the minute he stepped on the cricket pitch, he recalled the cricket days of ‘80s.

Parrikar said he does not want to play like Salim Durani though people expected him to start arresting the corrupt politicians soon after coming to power.

“I will definitely initiate action against selective looters and not those who have not done it deliberately”, said Parrikar while reiterating his resolve.

“Like Sachin Tendulkar, after one year, my eyes are set now. After the session, for six months I will concentrate only on all the corruption cases by our predecessors”, said the chief minister.

Parrikar was elected on anti-corruption wave by reducing the erstwhile Congress rulers to mere nine while the BJP alone was voted to power with 21 legislators in the 40-member House.

Several members, including some supporting his government today expressed their dissatisfaction over no action being initiated against the corrupt politicians of the past government.

“We want the action fast”, said Benaulim MLA Caetan Silva of Goa Vikas Party, who defeated Churchill Alemao’s daughter Valanka.

In fact all four Alemaos – Churchill, his daughter Valanka, brother Joaquim and Joaquim’s son Yuri – were miserably defeated in the Assembly poll held last year.

“Tathastu”, quipped Parrikar with a smiling face, while explaining him the meaning – Will happen as you wish.

Referring to Alemao style, Parrikar claimed the government is today saving 15 per cent on all the PWD tenders.

“Goa has lost almost Rs 300 crore which has gone down the drain due to the corruption of the past government”, he said.

He also told the members not to be under impression that no investigation has taken place at all.

“I will sit now for six months with all the investigation reports. The ground work is ready”, he said. 

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Every one in Goa is aware that Valanka Alemao was the collection agent of all Commissions/Bribes negotiated by her father Churchill.

The cupboards in her office in Benaulim were stuffed with Rupee notes, & were subsequently used to finance the Alemao election give- aways to the voters.

Valanka Alemao claims to be a "Corporate" Lawyer(Advocate).

Looking at he "Cause Lists"(daily court hearings) of Various Indian Courts, notably Goa & New Delhi, her name is never listed as representing any Company or Corporation.

So can anyone inform us or shed some more light as to what case of any Major Corporation , if ever, Valanka has represented.

Is Valanka a Con-Artist & a scammer? or is she a truly honest being, deserving of high accolades?

- n.fernandes, London | 10 th April 2013 13:08


Every Goan, including those resident abroad, will be most willing to assist Mr Parrikar in nabbing the LOOTERS.

Every Goan knows that the Alemao`s ,Chiefly Churchill & Valanka have embezzled 15% on anything they have set their hands upon.

It is just not the PWD only. Water connections. Noc`s etc

all have a 15% tag.

Churchill also asked a Builder for 2 Flats, to get water connection.

Mention 15% to anyone for anything, and the 1st thing that comes to a Goans mind-set , is the Alemao family`s trademark conditions.

Colva Panchayat today, is in Administration as an ex-Congress MLA (Power)has give Rs 21 Lakhs & cars to Panch members to grant his Hotel in Colva an NOC.

Goans will only be happy, when all the looters are tried & jailed, and all the loot recovered.

Can Mr Parrikar deliver on his promise??

Forget Goa Police. The people know better who are the culprits. They display all the looted wealth for all to see.

- n.fernandes, London | 10 th April 2013 00:04


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