- Babush promises one govt job in every Panjim household
Babush promises one govt job in every Panjim household
Says during the campaign has seen how parents were in tears as their young children were not employed
PANJIM: Congress candidate for Panjim by-polls Atanasio Babush Monserrate promised a government job in every household of Panjim in the remaining two years of the current term of the Legislative Assembly.
Addressing a public meeting in Mala, Babush said “My major focus and main agenda is employment and government jobs. During the campaigning I have seen how parents were in tears as their young children are not employed. I promise that each and every family will have a government job in these 2 years.”
Stating that people think how will Babush provide employment when the BJP is in government. “But after 2 years you will give me my report card and tell me whether I have failed or passed. He (Manohar Parrikar) was the CM and Leader of Opposition, and he didn't provide jobs. I wouldn't want to stand after 2 years and say that I was in opposition and just an MLA and therefore I could not give you jobs. Therefore, I promise that I will provide employment in each house in Panjim and you can make me accountable after 2 years”, he stated.
Taking a dig at the BJP for failing to provide employment, Babush said that people of Panjim had elected Manohar Parrikar in 1994 with an expectation of being employed but who were then youth and who are now at the age of 45 years; regret that they had elected a failed man for so many years.
He informed the gathering that the vision document which the he has released is based on the suggestions of the people. “I had requested for suggestions and received more than 5000 suggestions and the vision document is based on these suggestions.”
Stating that the BJP has been racking up the cases against him and raising the issue of his character, he said that it will take time and he has faith in God and has a clean heart and intentions and he will be cleared of all charges.
Reiterating his request he said “This is the last chance to change the lives of your family and your children. I shall stand by you in your good times and bad times. Mine is not vindictive politics, in the last 17 years I've never threatened any BJP people in Taleigao. I want you tell the BJP, we are giving him a chance for 2 years and if he fails we will bring you back. But I never fail. I'm the hope of the parents who have dreams for their children.”
Margao MLA and former CM, Digambar Kamat pitching for Babush said “You have an opportunity to bring a change. You've an opportunity to bring a go getter, performer and a change maker. Panjim cannot be smart with installing some statues of animals but capital will be smart only if there is not a single household without a toilet making the city open defecation free.”
Ponda MLA Ravi Naik said “Babush is the only man who can make Panjim a smart city.”
Assuring the people that the Congress is united, Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco said “We are United and we will provide the best governance. Our candidate is one who can deliver and has delivered already in Taleigao.”