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We Goans left Goa because you could not give us employment Mr Rane



See Videos 2 & 3 bellow


Short Summary


1 Angry Goans hit back at Pratapsinh Rane with video messages for insulting Goans

2 Mike D sa, toilet cleaner in London says “I get paid to clean toilets here, you feel like vomiting in public toilets in Goa”

3 “They are engineers, doctors, scientists , drivers, work in hospital, industries and they are everywhere. If you speak like this, the Congress will never get elected”-Mike D Sa London

4 “There are people who work abroad, they don’t just wash toilets. There are people working in different fields. It is not right on your part to use such language. You will have to say sorry to the people who are working abroad,”- Charles Fernandes Goan in Kuwait

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Panjim: When you see the videos with this story, you will get a feel of the extent of the anger and hurt felt by Goans at former Chief Minister Pratapsinh Rane’s “people cleaning toilet” statement with scores of video messages from the Diaspora pouring in. One of them who is actually cleaning toilet in London said “I don’t feel bad to clean the toilets. I am getting money for that”

The Congress party in Goa has been hugely embarrassed with the statement of its senior leader and former chief minister on the floor of the House during passing of a resolution on mining.

Mike D’Sa, who claims himself to be cleaning a toilet in the London, in his video message has bluntly blamed Rane for his failure to provide job opportunities due to which he had to move abroad to work.

“I want to ask only one question to Pratapsinh Rane, have we taken a loan from you to travel to London? What is the link between mining and our passports?,” he questioned.

“There is no link. The mining has stopped in Goa because of you all. Goans went to London because you could not provide enough employment avenues to us. We are not making our living at your cost,” he said.

D’Sa has claimed that he is cleaning toilets. “I don’t feel bad to clean the toilets. I am getting money for that. Look at me, I am wearing gloves and apron. These are such clean toilets, where you can even see your face like a mirror. Look at your toilets in Goa medical college and hospital, you feel like vomiting if you enter in there,” he questioned.

“You should do something about that first before pointing fingers to others. We would not have been cleaning toilets, if you had to provide us proper jobs. You are living at the behest of us. All your expenses are paid through the taxes which we shell out. And let me tell you, Goans are not only toilet cleaners,” he said.

“They are engineers, doctors, scientists , drivers, work in hospital, industries and they are everywhere. If you speak like this, the Congress will never get elected. And during elections, people like you only asking for votes,” he said.

Another Goan, Charles Fernandes, who works in  Kuwait as Trade Marketing Channel Supervisor for a Multi-national company said that Rane’s comments were nasty and sarcastic.

“There are people who work abroad, they don’t just wash toilets. There are people working in different fields. It is not right on your part to use such language. You will have to say sorry to the people who are working abroad,” he added.

“You have really hurt our sentiments. This is not right, not acceptable. And you lovely people from Goa, please don’t accept anything and everything that comes from these guys. You don’t step back and say mhaka kiten padla,” Fernandes adviced.

“You were CM since from 1980s. What have you done for Goa? Nothing at all. Be it infrastructure, be it revenue tapping. You have not done nothing at all. Because of you guys people like us have landed abroad for better living. And they don’t spend here itself. They send money back to Goa and you guys are enjoying it. We pay all the taxes, we pay everything. Listen to voices of the people. Please say sorry, accept the challenge,” he said.

Gopalkrishna Prabhu, another Goan working in London, said that people had to travel abroad as Rane failed to create job opportunities.  “He has looted wealth at the cost of Goans and today his son is more loyal to power then ideology,” he said.

Prabhu said Rane has forced the people to go to abroad coz during his tenure as CM  had he generated employment to people he would have not said this.

“It shows his failure because he is the senior most MLA and it’s in bad taste.. People do hard work whatever it is and coz of this politicians people don’t take up doing small jobs in Goa. It’s good and one should feel proud coz they are earning after doing hard work and not like Mr.Rane who has looted Goa and brought his son now to loot Goa,” he added.







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    August 8, 2018 at 1:06 am

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Everyone in the Goa BJP will go home except Rajya Sabha member Vinay Tendulkar- Parsekar



Not a single BJP karyakarta will support Sopte in Mandrem; the BJP is losing support of the bhandaris and Marathas too, says former CM Lakshmikant Parsekar

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Mandrem: In a tone tinged with emotion and hurt former Goa Chief Minister, and a senior member of the BJP’s core committee said that if the party continues in this manner, then “everyone (all MLAs) will have to go home”. He sarcastically said that the only one who will be present in a legislative space would be BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar, who has been elected to the Rajya Sabha for 6 years.

Commenting on the larger issues plaguing the party, the former Chief Minister remarked that important sections of the population like the OBCs including the bhandaris and marathas are moving away from the BJP. The support base is shrinking. There is no doubt. If things go on in this manner, then everyone will go home, except Vinay Tendulkar” ( elected to the Rajya Sabha)

It is clear that it’s a no holds barred battle between a section of the veteran leadership in the BJP and party president Vinay Tendulkar. Speaking toThe Goa Spotlight,  Mr Parsekar said “Earlier Vinay used to say that he would consult ‘bhai’ before taking any decision. Now ‘bhai’ is not accessible and hence Vinay thinks he can take any decision that he wants”

Meanwhile the by-elections to the Mandrem constituency is due, after Congress MLA Dayanand Sopte resigned to join the BJP and will be the BJP candidate in Mandrem and Parsekar is clear that the local BJP unit will not be supporting him “Sopte said 80% of the BJP’s karyakartas are with him. He is lying. Zero percent are with him. There is not a single BJP worker who is with Sopte”. Elaborating further, he said that the party may have taken a decision to reduce the strength of the Congress and hence get Sopte to resign but they should have consulted local workers and leaders ( like him) before deciding to field him from Mandrem. “Sopte may have been lured to join the BJP but the party should have understood the ground reality of fielding him from Mandrem”, Parsekar quipped

Parsekar’s remarks assume political significance for three reasons a) It confirms that Sopte will not be able to hit the political ground in Mandrem, running and will face opposition not just from the Congress but the local BJP organization. b) Lakshmikant Parsekar is holding his own political cards to his chest and the possibility of him contesting as an independent after resigning from the party, with the support of local BJP workers, cannot be ruled out and c) Parsekar’s vociferous reaction may spark off a chain reaction among senior BJP leaders who will take on the Parrikar and Tendulkar led party leadership, with Francis D Souza already stating that he may be raided for speaking against the party.

Clearly in an attempt to shore up the party’s numbers in the Assembly, both Vinay Tendulkar and Parrikar,  either by design or bad politics, may have caused far reaching damage to the party, the results of which will be clear, in the next round of elections.

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‘Toilet’ is not a ‘prem katha’ in Goa



Goa is one of India’s worst states in achieving the Open Defecation Free promise


GOA: As the deadline of December 19, 2018 is fast approaching, Goa has to achieve a milestone to rank on the national chart of being free from Open Defecation (ODF). The coastal State, having the lowest population of only 15 lakhs, tops the embarrassing chart of having the lowest ODF coverage in India. With total coverage of only 5.87 percent, the State is the only one in the country where the success rate is less than 10 percent.


What is humiliating is that States like Bihar, Odisha and Tripura are above Goa, where not a single village has been declared as total verified ODF. After being on top of the national chart on various fronts like tourism, Smart City Mission, literacy, etc, the State is far from achieving   ODF.

As per 2011 census, the State has nearly 20 percent households without toilet facility. There are also many community toilet facilities that are lacking in the State, which is known as international tourism destination on world map.

As a rough estimate, the government is of the view that it requires at least 65,000 bio-digester toilets, for which Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has already invited tender.

Kind of toilets to be provided

The toilets, costing Rs 40,000-Rs 45,000 per set, are fitted with bio-digester. Bio-digester toilet technology, perfected by the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), is an eco-friendly and maintenance-free system to manage human waste, which is being put to use under the Swachh Bharat Mission movement.

Scheme drafted by State Government 

Department of Urban Development has drafted a scheme for supply and installation of Bio-Digester Toilet in the State.  “If Goa is to achieve the goal of ODF by the year 2018, then it is essential that the construction of toilets is taken up on a mission mode by providing necessary financial assistance to the poor who are without an Individual Household Latrine (IHHL),” Secretary Urban Development R Menaka said.

Under the scheme, any household not having an individual sanitary toilet will be eligible on submission of documents like Aadhar card and an undertaking that he or she will pay the beneficiary share for the supply and installation of the Bio-Digester toilet in his household.

“No occupant of the household shall resort to open defecation and shall use toilet only for the purpose it is designed for.  The occupant will have to pay the entire cost of supply and installation of Bio-digester toilet to government in case of the toilet being not utilized or any occupants of the household resorting to open defecation,” Menaka said.

Urban development has made it mandatory for Certificate from Municipal Council/ /Corporation/Panchayat stating that the household does not have individual household latrine.

The department of urban development and panchayat will finalize the list of eligible applicants under the scheme and communicate the same to the Implementing Agency- GWMC.

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Parrikar returns home, on a stretcher & in an ambulance



  1. Parrikar travelled in an ambulance to his home at Dona Paula.
  2. GMC has set up medical facility at his personal residence
  3. Party men and coalition partners were clueless over  his early arrival.

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GOA: The usual bonhomie that surrounds arrival of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar when arrives back in the State was missing on Sunday, when the BJP leader was moved from AIIMS to Goa on a stretcher and travelled through ambulances.

Parrikar was flown to Goa in a special flight on Sunday afternoon. Two Ambulances equipped with the doctors was part of his carcade that went to receive him at INS Hansa base. The former union defence minister travelled on a stretcher to his home.

India’s news agency Press Trust of India in its report from New Delhi had said that Parrikar’s health had deteriorated at AIIMS last night after which he was shifted to Intensive Care Unit.

He was discharged from the hospital and then flown to Goa.

State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that Goa Medical College and Hospital has set up facility at Parrikar’s residence at Dona Paula, where his medical needs would be looked after.

The arrival of Parrikar was sudden and unexpected. Rane was seen supervising the arrangements by calling special meeting of the GMC officials last night.


But what is shocking for his party members and coalition partners is unexpected arrival from AIIMS where he had met BJP Core Committee and coalition partners on Friday.

“Parrikar has been always commanding, whatever he decides for himself, he has been deciding. He never listens to his family or his close ones,” BJP Legislator and State Power Minister Cabral told reporters at the airport where he had come to receive Parrikar.

Unlike last two times when he had arrived from the USA wherein he had walked out of the Airport, this time, the ambulance was taken near the special flight to pick him up.

“We hope that he recovers fast and miracle happens. I think it must be his personal decision that he wants to come back to Goa. When I met him last time, he spoke well. It must be his decision to come to Goa,” Cabral said.

 Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik who had met Parrikar along with Cabral at AIIMS on Friday said that he could not believe the news reports that Parrikar was coming back.

“I had met him day before yesterday. I got the news that he is coming back but I can’t believe that he is returning. His health is improving and he was expected stay at AIIMS for few more days,” Naik said talking to reporters in Panaji on Sunday morning at the sidelines of a function.

“It is okay if he takes treatment in Goa but he needs to take rest,” Naik said.

State Civil Supplies Minister and Independent MLA Govind Gawade said that Parrikar should have stayed back at AIIMS for some time and fully recovered before coming back to Goa.

“But we welcome him back. Goa was missing its leader,” he said.

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