BJP MLA attends party; Goa CM orders probe

Panaji: CM Pramod Sawant on Mon. stated that he’d enquire into 2 ‘parties’, 1 organised by a BJP MLA on Sun. (Jul 5), amidst the ongoing COVID-19-19 epidemic throughout that Goa(GA) has seen a spike in instances.

Sawant’s assurance of an enquiry, had come a day after a video footage of a North Goa(GA) BJP MLA participating a party with 20-odd labour, in a sea-fronted home in the beach village of Calangute went viral.

Within the video footage, majority of the guests in the party have been witnessed not wearing face masks (or) keeping physical distancing. The party, that has been conducted on Sun., comes in a time when the state has seen a COVID-19-19 spike, even though Sawant on Sun., had also pushed citizens not to unnecessarily venture out of houses & even participate family (4) functions, in order to stem the raising count of COVID-19-19 instances.

When inquired in case his own workplace would order a probe into the event organised by a ruling MLA, Sawant stated: “We’ll enquire into it”.

Ports Minister Michael Lobo also stated that the North Goa(GA) dist. administration hadn’t given any permission to hold such private parties.

“In case anybody, involving BJP members, has participated any party, action going to be taken under Segment 188 (disobeying people servant),” Lobo stated. Segment 144 continues to be enforced across Goa(GA) in see of the epidemic.

The different party that Sawant has instructed a probe into has been a music event that has been participated by over 200 people, involving foreigners, in the beach village of Morjim on Sun. night.