VASCO: The Congress on Saturday demanded the dismissal of Goa Governor for allegedly working for the BJP.
Speaking at a meeting organised at Vasco as a part of the party’s Jan Akrosh campaign, GPCC President Girish Chodankar demanded the dismissal of the governor for “working for BJP.”
Jan Akrosh campaign is a taluka wise agitation started by Congress to urge restoration of governance in Goa.
“We have been going to the Governor since February with our demands to restore sanctity of the Governance in Goa. She is being paid from the tax-payers money to protect the Constitution and the rights of common men. However, the Governor paid no heed to the discrepancies within the governance and has become a liability to the State. She is working for the BJP in Goa and has failed to perform her duties,” Chodenkar said.
Hence, he demanded that the President dismisses the governor. “People are angered and the ministers are themselves claiming that the Cabinet is not working,” Chodankar said.
Congress worker Sankalp Amonkar said, “The issue of coal pollution in the Mormugao taluka has been very critical. But the BJP Government and local MLA Minister Milind Naik are fully supporting coal business and handling at the MPT. This coal business is causing health hazards to the people of Mormugao especially Vasco town.”
“The garbage issue is also troubling the people of the port town. The Minister Milind Naik had mentioned about solving garbage issue in his manifesto, but he has failed to solve the issue even after having his government ruling in the State and Centre. Funds are being received in crores, but we know in to whose pockets these funds are going,” Sankalp alleged.
He claimed that 300 houses in Baina had applied for regularisation long ago. But their houses were demolished by the administration. “Now, surprisingly, the minister has applied for regularisation of his own house and I am sure that people from Mormugao are going to oppose this regularization. If the government can regularise the house of a minister, why the common man’s from Vasco?” Amonkar questioned.
On the issue of road closure, Mahila Congress President Pratima Coutinho said, “I challenge the PWD minister to sit in a Kadamba bus and travel on this road stretch to know the problems of the common man. Mahila Congress demands that this road shouldn’t be closed for traffic and we will make sure that the government keeps this road open. If the government continues to block the road and divert the traffic, we will agitate against it,” she said.