Congress denies change in Goa Home minister`s portfolio

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:38

Panaji: The Congress on Friday came out in full
support of Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik, who is facing severe
flak after a series of drug-nexus cases kept coming to light
in the tourist state.

All India Congress Committee General Secretary BK
Hariprasad, who was here to participate in the general body of
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, denied the possibility of
withdrawing the Home portfolio from Naik, who has been at the
receiving end for failure to control law and order situation
in the state.

"There is no information with me that there is any change
in portfolio," Hariprasad told reporters here after Goa
Congress legislative party resolved to strip off Naik of his
portfolio and hand it over to Chief Minister Digambar Kamat.

He advised members to desist from publicly demanding
change in portfolios and action against anyone can be taken
only if there is a specific report against them.

"The Home Ministry is a very sensitive issue " he said.
Responding to a question related to alleged involvement
of Home Minister`s son, Roy in the drug nexus, the Congress
leader said that there is no proof against him.

You show us specific case and we will act against anyone
who is involved, Hariprasad said.

Responding to a question, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat
said the state has constituted a Special Investigation Team
(SIT) which will investigate into the drug nexus issue.


First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:38

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