19 Mar 2023| 06:40am ISTWith a Modi govt at the Centre, Goa should not be seen as sweeping politically backed extortion charges under the carpetWhen MLA who’s flagging the extortion issue is scuttled by his party heavyweights is there hope of maintaining law & order? of the mass extortion threat story given to club, restaurant and night club owners of the North Goa coastal belt. Clear moves seen to ignore and sidestep the BJP MLA who has raised the extortion issue by others in the systemThe BJP MLA from Calangute who raised the red flag of extortion was brushed away. The charges against errant cops and the arrest of a mamlatdar are indications of this, though the rot is deeper. It is the government’s responsibility to change this image of Goa even if it is limited to a geographical area.
Source: The Herald March 18, 2023 20:16 UTC