GOA: Vasco police did not allow Congress to burn an effigy of power minister Nilesh Cabral during a protest it had planned in the port town. Vice-president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Sankalp Amonkar said the police took away the effigy while he was speaking to the media.
Amonkar had led a group of Congress workers and citizens to meet the electricity department’s executive engineer in Vasco to protest against the exorbitant power bills. “All over India, even the Prime Minister’s effigies are being burnt. The police only told me that they will not allow us to burn Cabral’s effigy, but they could not give me a reason for it,” said Amonkar, adding that the police does not restrain BJP from burning effigies of Congress leaders.
The News24 Goa