Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain today expressed full confidence that BJP under leadership of Dr Pramod Sawant will return to power by at least three-fourth majority in Goa in the 2022 State Assembly election.
Hussain, who is in Goa, today afternoon addressed press conferences at the party headquarter in Panaji, in presence of BJP State president Sadanand Tanavade and spokesperson Damu Naik. In the morning, Hussain had called on the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant at his official residence, Altinho.
Hussain said that the recently concluded Zilla Panchayat elections were litmus test for the BJP led government, which the party passed with clear mandate.
He said the party won a total 33 seats- 19 in North Goa and 14 in South Goa. He said that this is probably for the very first time that the party won with a clear majority local body election.
“BJP takes every election seriously…whether it is parliamentary, Assembly or local body election..BJP respects the voters and their sentiments and hence we take every election seriously. The result of ZP shows that people have faith in BJP. This shows people are happy with the government” he said.
“I am confident that 2022, BJP in Goa will win the election by at least three-fourth majority,” he said adding ‘we have got a good CM and a good party president’.
The national leader informed that States like Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will also go for polls in 2022 and the BJP will turn out victorious there too.
Taking a dig at the opposition, especially Congress, Hussain said that BJP is the only political party existing in the State, and opposition like Congress, has no political standing.
Praising the State government for maintaining law and order situation, Hussain said that Goa is considered as one of the safest tourism destinations in the country. He said that the government is committed to promote tourism, local culture, art and tradition.
Responding to questions on the ongoing protests against several developmental projects, Hussain said that the party has full faith in Dr Pramod Sawant’s leadership and is confident that a solution will be worked out.
“I can assure you that CM is capable enough to address the issue. He will work out a solution balancing environment and development,” he said.
Speaking on the Farmers Law, Hussain said that since the matter is sub-judice, he would not like to comment but the Central government is studying the observations made by the Supreme Court and a reply will be filed.
He said that the Central government is committed to ensure that farmers get the maximum benefits and the three Farm laws are aimed towards this. He said that the protesting farmers are also people of India and hence, the government was always open for dialogues.
Hussain slammed Congress and other opposition for spreading lies and politicizing the COVID-19 vaccine issue. He said that the opposition are not proud of anything being Indians.
On upcoming elections in West Bengal, Hussain said that the party has target of over will win over 200 of 294 seats in the state assembly elections slated for April-May this year. He said that people in Bengal are looking for change.