Herald: Peoples Candidate?

Peoples Candidate?

18 Mar 2019 07:46am IST

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Domnick Rodrigues

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18 Mar 2019 07:46am IST

Report by
Domnick Rodrigues


The Election Commission has declared the dates of our county elections, and the parties are busy in finalising their candidates, while going through this procedure they should bear in mind the potentiality of the candidate, rather than the winnability factor, to represent the people. Our country being a democratic people plays a very important role in electing their representative, and as per our Constitution every citizen has the right to vote and elect a good, faithful, and hard working  person ,who will really work for the people and their needs. 

As described by Abraham Lincoln in democracy the candidate should be one “of the people, for the people chosen by the people”. In the past we have seen how our five year visitor made so many sweet promised but failed to put them in action, the visitor’s time is come again to visit his people after a gap of five years, be careful do not fall a prey to him again, but think and cast your vote for a worthy person who will forger his selfish motives and work for our betterment.

When we say betterment he should bear in mind the following major issues which are hunting the Goans that is mining, tourism, unemployment, fishing, and pollution. Dilutions of Coastal Regulation Zone, garbage menace, etc. He should be able to convince the concern mining authority to work out for solution to start a sustainable mining, which will not have any ill-effect on the environment and as lot of people are employed and many more local too are dependent on this industry and bring lot of foreign exchange to the state. 

After the mining Industry Tourism has been the second largest foreign exchange earner but lately has been going through very rough weather and the government has failed to look into and ratify their mistake. Lots of money has been wasted on bureaucrats to sent them out to promote tourism on the road shows that are held every year in the foreign countries but they only have fun, enjoy with their families  but hardly do any  tourism promotion  activities. As a result lot of foreigners who were flocking to Goa has stopped and the Government has failed to do anything in this regards. As a result the industry is going to dogs and many people will be effected due to unemployment.

Unemployment has increased tremendously, as a result many Goans have migrated in search of employment abroad. Our political parties in their manifesto in the past have promised that they will create new job opportunity but have failed to keep their promises. 

There have been enough of empty promises by the political class that pays lip service to the needs of the people. What Goa now needs are candidates who have stood along with the people, not just during election campaign, but who have campaigned at other times with the Goenkar on issues the later holds dear to his heart. It may not be easy to find candidates, who have given themselves to the cause they have been fighting, to now step into political arena. But that shouldn’t dissuade the parties seeking out such persons who will not be mere party MPs who make up the numbers in the Lok Sabha, but representatives of the people, who will speak in the voice of the people and present their issues.
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