While BJP supporters revel in Manohar Parrikar’s 4800 lead win in the Panaji bye-elections, his friends will be celebrating even more since their gravy train does not dry up overnight. Thanks to the Panaji electorate, Goa will sit back and watch her heritage disappear. Not just her man-made heritage, but the natural beauty of this land will disappear. Five years is a long enough time to make far reaching legislation that will serve all corrupt political parties in the generations to come.
One of the first things the newly elected Parrikar has sought to give expression to is his anger against the Church for turning its face against him and questioning the report on desecration of Christian religious monuments.
The future seems bleak. We knew this would happen. We had hoped it would not. But it was as certain as the Lucky 7 destroying Miramar as it settles deeper into the sand. Like one Parrikar supporter said, “We love casinos and want more to come in.”