The minister said that tourism is the main driving force of the state’s economy, and the projects related to the industry must be encouraged and incentivised.
The Congress had earlier removed its former CLP leader Michael Lobo for alleged anti-party activities.
Addressing a press conference with state BJP chief Sadanant Shet Tanavade, Sawant said that BJP’s strength in the 40-member Assembly has gone up to 28 with the eight new entrants.
After the farmers’ protest on Monday in the Sanguem area of South Goa district, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said some people had the habit of unnecessarily opposing projects.
Phogat (43), the BJP leader from Hisar in Haryana, died in Goa last month and her death is being treated as a case of murder.
Fernandes filed the complaint to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, state Director General of Police Jaspal Singh and Goa NRI Commissionerate through an e-mail.
A heavy police force has been deployed outside the Curlies restaurant. “We are providing police protection for the demolition. As per the order, it is being demolished,” said DYSP Jivba Dalvi.
The Pernem police arrested Stephen Slotwiner after raiding a premises rented by him at Madhalawada in Arambol beach village of North Goa district on Monday, he said.
The Goa police team reached Sangwan’s residence on Sunday and made some enquiries there before leaving for Gurugram to conduct further investigation, sources said.
Sawant said his Haryana counterpart told him that the Phogat family wants the CBI to take over the case.
Gaonkar had allegedly supplied drugs to two other accused Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Singh, who accompanied Phogat on the Goa trip, police earlier said.
Prima facie, Gaonkar sold drugs to Sagwan and Singh who made the victim consume them while partying. Nunes is held as the incident occurred on the premises of his restaurant.
Phogat, 42, was declared dead at the St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa on August 23. A post-mortem report revealed blunt force injury on her body, following which the Goa Police registered a murder case.
The suspected drug peddler, Dattaprasad Gaonkar, was detained from Anjuna after the accused duo ”confessed” in their statement that they had procured drugs from him, the officer said.
Phogat died in Goa on Tuesday under mysterious circumstances following which two men, including her personal assistant.
But, Phogat’s brother Rinku Dhaka on Wednesday claimed she was murdered by two of her associates. He said the family will allow the postmortem only after the Goa Police register a First Information Report (FIR) against the two persons.
Phogat, the 42-year-old BJP leader from Haryana, was in Goa where she died on August 23 with preliminary reports citing cardiac arrest as the reason for her sudden demise.
Goa was the first state in the country to achieve 100 per cent piped water supply in rural areas, it said.
The accident took place around 1.10 am. Navy divers pulled the vehicle out of the waters on Thursday afternoon and rescuers had to cut its doors to retrieve the four bodies, he said.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Report as on March 31, 2020, which was tabled in the state Assembly on Friday, gave these figures quoting the Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation.
The 10-day Ganesh festival would begin on August 31 this year.
Responding to a question by Goa Forward Party MLA Vijai Sardesai on the floor of the House, Sawant said that the process of auctioning leases will be completed within the next five months and mining activities will resume in six months.
Speaking in the state Assembly during the monsoon session on Wednesday, Sawant also said the airport at Mopa in North Goa district would be commissioned ”between August 15 and September 1 this year”.
Rane, who is chairman of the state-run Goa Forest Development Corporation, also said that farmers are discarding cashew apples and selling only cashew nuts.
GPCC president Amit Patkar informed that he has submitted a letter to the Assembly Speaker regarding the resolution of the CLP meeting to remove CLP leader Michael Lobo.