Each pilar itself take 3 months for curing..
It was the meeting start at 2 pm sharp and I am sure many people were here as early as 1pm. There was no overhead cover or shade and the people made to stay under the hot sun for upto 4 hours. Looks like they were given Congress logo caps as well as newspapers to cover their heads as can be seen in the pictures.
Some tiatrist sang cantaram and in the end openely said 'Vote for Congress and Hand' watch video. Singers were Connie M, Felcy, Xavier Gomes..
Folk dances such as Kunbhi dance and Dhangar dance also included in the video in the first part.
Sonia Gandhi just arrived
Sardinha on the mic
Video - Landing and Take-off
Video long and uncut
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Goa
It was Congress Party Election Rally at Sanquelim today on 29.2.12
All was not well with this Public meeting..
Maharastra Ministers speech went well
So did Subash Shirodkar, Pratapsingh Rane, NCP Praful Patel and CM Digambar Kamat.
The last was Our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, within 2 minutes of his speech the entire sound system gone silent and it was only restored 30 minutes later. In the mean time 1/4 of the crowd gone home
It was really a embarrassing moment.
Digambar Kamat repeated same thing from Margao Rally
e.g. Calling BJP Bonddolam, Bridges, Waching Porns on mobiles, Rs.1 lac to girl Child when 18 etc
PM's speech too was not that impressive, most was repeated from the previous speakers e.g.
Nehru gave freedom, Indira gave Opinion poll, Rajive gave Statehood, Sonia gave 200 crores for Goa's Golden Julbili Celebrations etc
Crowd was massive though!
Here are some pics
PM Manmohan Singh
People impatiently waiting for PM (under the hot sun)
the massive crowd
PM almost all alone, others gone down to sort out the Sound problem
Here they are
a view from uphill
Video – PM speech