New Delhi: Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit.
Controversies are not new for this Monserrate. With 13 criminal cases against him, including one of attacking a police station, Monserrate is in the eye of another storm. He was detained at the Mumbai Airport just before boarding a flight to Dubai by Customs officials for carrying foreign exchange beyond permissible limits. Opposition BJP has threatened to stall the assembly till Babush Monserrate is dropped form the cabinet.
BJP leader Manohar Parrikar said, "He should be sacked, he is a smuggler according to the laws of the Customs."
But Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is in no mood to get rid of his Cabinet colleague. He has said that the Customs inquiry is on and law will take its own course.
"The customs authorities have asked him to submit certain documents. He has all the documents that have been asked for which he will submit to them," Kamat said.
With the minister facing serious allegations, including a case of abetment to rape, the opposition is all set to corner the Digambar Kamat government.