Assembly session Cong finalises strategy to corner BJP govt

Gomantak Times
Friday, 31 January 2020

"The issues to be raised were Mhadei river, CAA, law and order and bad finances of the State. We will try to raise these issues in coordination with othe opposition MLAs including independents,’’ said  Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat

PANAJI: The opposition Congress party on Thursday finalised its strategy to corner the BJP government over issues like Mhadei river, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), law and order situation and bad finances of the State during the brief session of Goa Assembly starting from February 3.
Addressing a press conference after chairing the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting at the Goa Assembly complex, Porvorim, Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat said the CLP discussed about the issues to be raised during the five-day Assembly session.
"The issues to be raised were Mhadei river, CAA, law and order and bad finances of the State. We will try to raise these issues in coordination with othe opposition MLAs including independents,’’ Kamat said.
Kamat said that all political parties had same opinion as far as Mhadei river issue was concerned and State had not got justice on the issue yet.
"Our demand was to withdraw the letter given to Karnataka by Ministry of Environment and Forest on Kalsa- Bhandura project but it has not been withdrawn yet. We will not hesitate to take to street if required,’’ Kamat said.
The opposition leader claimed that there was unity among opposition parties which included Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and independents and the issue would be raised the way it was raised during the special session of the Assembly held on January 7.
‘’We will coordinate with other parties,’’ Kamat said.
He said Congress party's role as a major opposition party would be to raise voice along with other opposition parties over burning issues faced by the State.
Poriem MLA Pratapsinh Rane criticised the Centre for amending Citizenship Act on the basis of religion. He said government should have done other welfare work of the people instead of indulging in this kind of activities.
Congress MLAs Ravi Naik and Aleixo Reginald Laurenco attended the CLP while, Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro could not attend the meeting as he was in Delhi.
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