26-jan-2013 … Even though the controversy over exhibitions and film shootings in the capital city, which were the cause of nightmarish traffic congestion were laid to rest after the ccp council resolving to a ban on all exhibitions and film shootings in the capital city members of the youth congress party on Saturday asked the state chief minister Manohar Parrikar to review the same decision stating that it would hamper the livelihood of those earning from the exhibitions and film business in goa ….
It may be noted that the proposal which was moved by Mayor Vaidehi Naik of putting a ban on exhibitions and films in the capital city had got in to a heated discussions at the ccp meet on Thursday when the CCP corporators Kabir Makhija Pinto and Rudresh Chodankar demanded to the council not to allow exhibitions in Campal or film shootings in Fontainhas, citing traffic congestions and garbage problems.
The Mayor had refused to allow any partial ban, proposing either a total ban or reject the motion. Ultimately the proposal was backed by Miramar Corporators ~ Surendra and Ruth Furtado, leading to a ban on exhibitions and film shootings till the holistic plan of Panjim is finalized.
Addressing a media press conference at the party head office in Panjim congress youth president pratima coutinho said that the youth congress was condemning the decision taken by the Panjim municipality and would ask the chief minister Manohar Parrikar to look in to the matter and change it
Pratima said that the decision had to be revoked as it was a question of a common man livelihood and also in the interest of the state tourism
On asked as what the youth congress president had to say about the locals of the Panjim city who were supporting their respective councilor’s who are mostly connected with the congress party on this move of stopping exhibitions and film shootings in their ward pratima said that one had to think in the larger interest of the state and the decision and to be revoked