MARGAO, April 17 -- When Pallavi Dempo emerged out after filing her nomination papers at South Goa Collectorate office, she was asked by the reporters what were the issues raised by the people of South Goa during her visits to different villages.

Responding to the question, Pallavi said people were talking about unemployment, the environment and women's empowerment.

When reporters asked Pallavi about her opinion on mining issues, she claimed that no one had spoken to her about mining.

When she was asked about her opinion on mega projects coming up across the State like the township project at Sancoale, comprising 650 flats and 70 villas and which will affect half a village, Pallavi said the opinion of the Chief Minister was her opinion...