The media reported that the activist Aires Rodrigues had filed a complaint against the Fatorda MLA Vijay Sardessai for allegedly threatening the activist Kashinath Shetye for exposing the alleged fraud in plot allocation in an industrial estate in Verna. The MLA dismissed the complaint as a publicity stunt.
This is the latest in the long list of controversies regarding plot allocation in the various industrial estates in Goa. These plots are allegedly available at a lower rate than the market rate and there are many clearances to be obtained before a unit can be opened.
The activist was allegedly asked to withdraw the complaint regarding plot allocation . Verna is a major industrial area in south goa, with a large number of software and other companies located in the area.