The sad plight of two siblings Rita and Peter Menezes is not new. Last year a huge public outcry of their dilapidated living condition caught the attention of people across the State. However, despite all the assured help, their condition hasn’t changed. Social worker, Salman Khan speaking to media at the spot pointed out that the issue hasn’t improved. “Due to the expansion of National Highway, they were moved. Whenever there is a big project and such situations arise, are they to be left at the hands of the contractor or duty of the Government to relocate the citizens. They have been provided a plot but how can they afford to build it?” He questioned and demanded the Government provide a temporary arrangement by taking pity on them.
Abdul Shaikh also from Colvale said that the Government should have built a small house instead of providing the land. “They can spent crores of money on their swearing-in but no money for the poor. The citizens of Goa are sleeping on the streets while they are in the luxury AC rooms.”