What did you vote for?
Café catches up with a few voters from Goa, asking them what they expect from the incoming government, and what kind of change they voted forGoa has always been (with great significance) one of those ever-so-unique states, because the voice of every single person has representation; it is always heard. We don’t come across too many cases in Goa where a person has an opinion and it doesn’t find a sounding board with the general public. So if this is the norm, why would the assembly elections be any different?
In the days leading up to elections, as well as the counting of votes, citizens of the state came forth, all to voice what it was that they really sought from whichever party or, as the case would have it, parties formed the incoming government. And while the bulk of these are feasible, many believe that they may not come to fruition. These ranged from proper supply of water and electricity, proper waste disposal and management, clean beaches, a metered taxi service, efficient public transportation, manners by which corruption could be curbed, action against offenders of the corruption laws, more green zones, and opinion polls for decisions which affect the people.
Now that the votes are in, Café asks a few residents of Goa what their take on the incoming government is, and what are the changes that they would like to see being implemented by it:
I think I would definitely just want all the things that every party promises: a corruption-free government, job opportunities for Goans and sound infrastructure.
I expect a better performance, as this result has shown that people are willing to kick out the representatives if there is poor performance. I also expect a lot of infrastructure development, but due to it being a coalition, I expect a lot of political requirement-type decisions. I hope they implement more accountability and make a single window for government licensing a reality.
I expect the incoming government to work for the betterment of the general public and not for their own benefit. Elected politicians need to continue with all the road extensions and finish them within the next five years (or sooner), so that we don't need to be in the car for over two hours, to travel to Margao from Panjim.
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