The Goa government spent Rs 4,50,002 (rupees four lakhs fifty thousand and two) on lunch served for the swearing in ceremony of those remaining three Ministers which was held  on 9th April in the Durbar Hall at the Goa Raj Bhavan. This expenditure was incurred on 250 lunch buffet at the rate of Rs 1525.43 each ordered from a Panaji five star hotel – Taj Vivanta.

It is deplorable that the government, despite empty coffers and struggling to pay even the poor, elderly and the handicap their monthly social welfare benefits, chose to squander on serving lunch costing over Rs 1500 each.

Such criminal waste of scarce public funds only exposes the true intent of this ego puffed government which publicly professes austerity measures.

Goa already knows that the 18 minute phase one swearing in ceremony of the eight Ministers held on March 28th at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim cost the taxpayers a whopping Rs 5, 59, 25, 805 (Rupees five crore fifty nine lakhs twenty five thousand eight hundred five) while a further Rs 72, 21.972 (rupees seventy two lakhs twenty one thousand nine hundred and seventy two) was spent on the 134 vehicles hired for VIPs and their security attending that swearing in ceremony. 

This government has clearly lost its way and with all this reckless fiscal mismanagement our State is headed for a financial doom. 

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