BJP’s assurance to ST is an eyewash, failed to fulfil demands in 17 years of power: Congress


Panaji: A day after union cabinet approved the bill to provide political reservations to Scheduled Tribe community in Goa Assembly, the Congress party has alleged that BJP leaders of the state are hoodwinking and misguiding people of Schedule Tribe community over political reservation and termed their fake efforts as another ‘jumla’.


GPCC President Amit Patkar on Friday addressed a press conference and said that announcement by Union Minister Piyush Goyal over Central Cabinet approval to readjustment of the seats in the Legislative Assembly of the State for providing reservations to the Scheduled Tribes of the State is another ‘jumla’.


Former Union Minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap, St Andre Block President Manoj Palkar and Congress leader Ramkrishna Jalmi were present.



“This is the Jumla of this government. The Chief Minister had assured to take all party delegation to Delhi, but he took only party leaders. This is because they want to hide the facts and misguide people,” Patkar said.


He said that union minister Piyush Goyal is hoodwinking people by assuring that in the next parliament session a bill will be tabled.

“INDIA bloc has got good response from voters after BJP’s faulty policies and divide and rule police is exposed. It is we, INDIA bloc, will give the rights of Schedule Tribe, BJP will only use delay tactics,” Patkar said.


He said that the political reservation process can be done by issuing ordinance. “In last 24 years BJP ruled the state for 17 years, who had stopped them from working in the interest of ST people and giving them political reservation,” Patkar questioned.


He said that BJP has done nothing, except building bridges to transport coal of Adani, whereas many projects were completed in Congress tenure and were inaugurated by BJP.


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