PANAJI: Upbeat over the resounding success the party got in Delhi Assembly polls by stopping the BJP in its tracks, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said that the level of confusion in the Goa government was so high that it was seen floundering in every area as a rule and not an exception.
Addressing media persons at the party office at Miramar, AAP State convenor Elvis Gomes shared his Delhi experience wherein the AAP government, he said, was so clearheaded that it could not only accomplish all it had promised the people of Delhi, but went way beyond in delivering things that were not even in the manifesto. He said that for the first time ‘politics of nation building’ through work done for the welfare of the common man had triumphed over the politics of divide and rule on the basis of religion.
It was recalled that bowing to public pressure, the Goa government had backtracked on imposition of Section 144 of CrpC and also on the declaration of 56 villages as urban areas. The government was also contemplating reversing the decision to impose higher excise on liquor. Earlier, a circular giving village panchayat’s powers to BDOs (block development officers) had been withdrawn. This only reveals that the government was run by bad managers who were the cause of the government floundering time and again, said Gomes.
Gomes also exhorted the people of Goa to give both the BJP, the Congress and their alliance partners a miss. “AAP is a political revolution that has helped the common man. It was not easy to stop the so called formidable duo of Modi-Shah which had unleashed a vicious campaign of hate. Team Kejriwal alone did what no other party could do. The Delhi voter was wise in voting for a better future for their children. Its time for Goans who wish well for Goa to join AAP and make a difference in the life of people and save the last of what is left," said Games, who returned after attending the oath ceremony of Kejriwal government.
The AAP State convenor also shared mobile number 7774082201 as the missed call not for people to join the party.
Reacting to media queries regarding a Cabinet Minister (Michael Lobo) in the government batting for more casinos and legalisation of matka in the State, AAP spokesman Valmiki Naik said that the government could create another ministry for gambling, brothels and drugs and give the portfolio to the Minister.
AAP general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar and Sunil Signapurkar were also present for press briefing.