POONAM KAREKAR GOVEKAR TAKES ON POOJA BEDI FOR BEING INSENSITIVE TO DRIVR FROM MUMBAI TO GOA DURING LOCKDOWN FOR A "HOLIDAY"
In an extremely bold move, Goan model, actress and singer Poonam Karekar Govekar took on reality TV star and Bollywood actress Pooja Bedi for 'driving down' all the way from Corona hotspot and Red Zone Mumbai to her holiday home in Goa with her 'Goan' husband Maneck Contractor.In tweets that Poonam tagged the Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, health minister Vishwajit Rane and other prominent Goan politicians, including Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat, she questioned the rationale of coming all the way to Goa, instead of #StayHomeStaySafe.
It's a known fact that the rich and famous of Mumbai and Delhi have second homes in Goa. They have got their vehicles registered in Goa. But is it advisable to travel during the lockdown, as there is no emergency or pressing urgency for these celebrities. These celebs are traveling to Goa for pleasure and also safety. But they also travel with drivers and other staff who could spread the Corona virus in Goa, which was till three days ago in the green zone.On her Twitter handle @PoonamKGoa, Poonam also questioned the 'Goan-ness' of Pooja Bedi's husband Maneck Contractor by asking how he can claim to be 'Goan' merely because he has lived in Goa.
Goan-ness or Goemkarponn as we Goemkars call it is a way of life that is inherited over decades. Merely living in Goa for few years does not necessarily make one 'Goan' to suit personal motives, Poonam said in her tweets. Poonam has raised an important issue which thousands of Goans are wondering about, after Goa which was 'safe' and in the green zone, is now back in the red zone, with Covid cases increasing exponentially each day in the coastal State after an influx of persons residing in other States, particularly Maharashtra.