Panaji – The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) aon Saturday stated that it will extend full support to the people’s protests and agitations raising concerns about the mass destruction to the environment and identity of Goa.
The CLP, in a meeting on Saturday, discussed about the three projects proposed by the government namely Railway Double Tracking, Widening of National Highway 4A and Laying of Power Transmission Line which will cause severe damage to the Environment as these three projects pass through Bhagvan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary, and Mollem National Park. “The three projects will affect the Wildlife, Forest and the Identity of Goa.
The CLP unanimously resolved to The CLP also expressed concerns about threat to the Wildlife & Forest due to the said projects. The CLP also decided to actively participate in the protests and agitations with people,” informed CLP Leader Digambar Kamat.
Adding that CLP condemned the ignorance shown by the Union Minister Prakash Javdekar about the three projects during his last visit to Goa, Kamat informed, “I informed the CLP about the Memorandum with Ref. No. LOP/MNP/CEC/2020-21/18 dated 31/07/2020 sent to the Member Secretary and Committee Members of the Central Empowered Committee constituted by the Supreme Court and the copy of the said Memorandum was also sent to Prakash Javdekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The The CLP also condemned his statement stating that no representation was received by him pertaining to the Mollem Project.”
The CLP members acknowledged the grand response received for the “Chalo Raj Bhavan Rally” and “Kissan Melava” at Rivona organized by the Congress Party. The CLP members will also participate in the Tractor Rally to be organized in Goa on November 8 by Congress Party.
The CLP discussed about the prevailing Covid Pandemic situation in Goa. “The CLP lauded the efforts of the Congress party cadre of helping the people during Covid pandemic lockdown as well as reaching out to people with help of medicines, sanitizers, masks etc. decided to continue raising concerns of the people and also keep a close watch on the health care provided by the Government,” Kamat said.
“Congress MLA’s expressed deep concern about the rising debts of the State and failure of the government in Financial Management. The CLP condemned the act of the government of not considering the Rs 100 Crore Economic Revival Plan submitted by the Congress for marginalised sector,” Kamat condemned.
Deteriorating law and order situation in the Goa wiith steep rise in criminal activities and failure of the government to nab the culprits and the real masterminds were also discussed in the meeting, Kamat stated.
Stating that the CLP will demand a full-fledged Goa Legislative Assembly Session in November – December, Kamat said that the Assembly should give in MLA’s suffucient time to raise issues concerning the people of Goa. “I will write to the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly demanding for an early session,” he mentioned.