Complaint against Amit Shah reception at Goa airport

BJP leaders from Goa, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, had received Shah Saturday and escorted him to a makeshift podium where he spoke for 15 minutes praising GST, before the makeshift arrangements were packed up.

By: Express News Service | Panjim | Updated: July 3, 2017 2:01 pm
amit shah, amit shah goa, dabolim airport, amit shah reception, india news, bjp amit shah, indian express news BJP president Amit Shah at Dabolim airport in Goa on Saturday. (Source: PTI Photo)

A day after a BJP reception to party chief Amit Shah at Goa’s Dabolim airport, a Goa resident has complained to the civil aviation ministry seeking that it be treated as an “unlawful assembly”. The airport is a civil airport operating out of military airbase INS Hansa.

BJP leaders from Goa, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, had received Shah Saturday and escorted him to a makeshift podium where he spoke for 15 minutes praising GST, before the makeshift arrangements were packed up. BJP sources say that this being Shah’s first public address after the GST launch, “an immediate plan was made… This had to be an iconic setting”.

In his letter, Aires Rodrigues, a high court advocate, wrote that a “carpeted podium, a dozen chairs for the dignitaries and sound system was all set up at the entrance… Amit Shah arrived at 11.15 am and addressed the public meeting with the airport and police officials conveniently looking the other way while the law was blatantly breached”.

Rodrigues called it an unlawful assembly as “it’s total mischief and inconvenience” to people. “I will move the court and take the complaint to its logical conclusion,” Rodrigues said. “This has happened nowhere in the country before…. We saw ourselves how the airport was brought to a standstill in those crucial hours.”

Girish Chodonkar, AICC secretary, called it “complete abuse of power by the power-intoxicated BJP” and called for an inquiry into the permission taken. AAP too criticised the event. The Indian Express could not get a comment from airport officials despite repeated attempts.

“Look, we had taken permission. The sound system too was accounted for and the collector gave us permission,” BJP general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavade said. “Besides, it is not inside the airport. All legal formalities were dealt with. Who is anyone to ask for the permission letters? Also why should we show anything to anyone or Opposition?” South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar didn’t want to comment. “I have no idea and let me find the facts myself.”

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    N V R Suryanarayana
    Jul 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    Why people make issues for such petty things while there are many burning issues to be dealt with.
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      pramodkaimalgmail
      Jul 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm
      Which of an Opposing member THINKS WITH HIS IC brain that even a Pole can be Raised Near leave alone INSIDE an airport area without proper Security permission Ha ha to the Opposing S ha ha
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        sanjay dhamdhere
        Jul 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm
        Morning but arrogancy.who can stop them.people's inconvienc is not a great matter.ok care pn
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          Sham
          Jul 3, 2017 at 11:22 am
          This shows once again the opposition has no agenda for the country they are only interested in these petty things. As the saying goes: Dogs bark but the caravan moves on!
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            Bharat Maa
            Jul 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm
            first of all you need eyes to see, you blind bhakt open your eyes to see. it is not opposition but a common advocate who has complained. anyway bhakts will never accept, afterall they are paid for abusing and blaming opposition.
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            Dr sharka Odili
            Jul 3, 2017 at 10:09 am
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              Harsimrat
              Jul 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm
              Dr, we are here not for purchase of kidney s. Surprised, how IE allows people like you to misuse this space for commercial adverti t and commodification of human organs. For your kind information, let me remind you, We in Indian culture term it "organ donation" and not as "organ s Purchase". Go and set your shop somewhere else.
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              Baiju
              Jul 3, 2017 at 9:59 am
              Who is anyone to ask for the permission letters? Also why should we show anything to anyone or Opposition?” Wow BJP...good job...way to go
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                Dr sharka Odili
                Jul 3, 2017 at 10:09 am
                Do you want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today and we shall offer you good amount for your Kidney. My name is DR SHARMA, am a Neurologist in National Kidney Foundation department. We are specialised in Kidney Surgery and we also deal with buying of organ transplantation of kidneys with the sum of $290,000.00. USD. We are located in Indian, Turkey, USA, Malaysia. If you are interested in selling or buying kidney’s please don’t hesitate to contact us. whatsApp number 1 902 703 5967
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                  Harsimrat
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm
                  Dr, we are here not for purchase of kidney s. Surprised, how IE allows people like you to misuse this space for commercial adverti t and commodification of human organs. For your kind information, let me remind you, We in Indian culture term it "organ donation" and not as "organ s Purchase". Go and set your shop somewhere else.
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                  S.SANKARAN
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm
                  hang this guy upside down who made this statement. we got every f...ng right to ask for these documents.
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                  CITIZEN OF INDIA
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 9:15 am
                  Lets wait till 2019 to correct ourselves and teach these jokers a lesson.
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                    Beena n
                    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:01 am
                    You will teach jokers a lesson how?.... by getting the most corrupt party the so called congress to power..... my friends thatz never going to happen.
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                      Pradeep Raghavan
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 10:22 am
                      Are you trying to say BJP is not at all corrupt?
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                        Harsimrat
                        Jul 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm
                        Nothing has happened during UPA. Nothing is happening now with NDA. Nothing will happen in 2019. India needs revolution, not only political but social and cultural too. Ripe is up for a review of our Cons ution. Our electoral system,s re-engineering. People are being befooled by each political party. Businessman joins hands with politicians and politicians joins hand with beurocrat. Sometimes, there seems India is improving, when handful of middle class people collude with the media to direct the policy formulation to bend Cons utional machinery in their favor. But, the new laws, rules bene ing middle class, steer ahead with so called progress by tangentially touching the vast masses of deprived, oppressed and exploited Nation. Poor has always remained poor and vulnerable will ever remain under target.
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                      Kashinath sahadu
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 7:28 am
                      Right things come at the Right time . there is absolutely no need to show any papers permitting the event at the Goa airport because BJP personals now need no permission from any authority because they have been given every authority to do anything legal or illegal.law is only for opposition and general public.jai ho India.
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