Panaji: The Congress party which had put up a face of brave opposition seems to have virtually fallen flat on its face. The much publicized Congress Legislative Party meeting had its one of the most vibrant legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco walking out of it.
“CLP was not serious about the issue. They are not concerned about the sufferings of the people. They are still busy appeasing CM Manohar Parrikar and PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar,” Lourenco said after walking out from the meeting.
He said that during the meeting “there was no seriousness” and even “leader of opposition started laughing when I walked out.”
Lourenco has been one of the most vociferous Congress legislator on and off the House.
“I asked them what would Manohar Parrikar have done if he was Leader of Opposition under this kind of circumstances. I asked them whether they have become impotent,” the Congress legislator said.
Meanwhile, the devastating floods might have taken Kerala back by three years but the current failure of State Administration has taken Goa many more years back then the natural disaster ravaged State, Congress party said today.
Goa’s Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held in the city condemned the degrading State Administration which is pulling back Goa by several years.
“It is said that Kerala is taken back by three years in terms of development parameters due to floods. But if you see the situation in Goa, we have gone back by several years due to failed promises, failure of State administration and frequent absence of the Chief Minister,” State Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said after chairing the CLP meeting.
Congress is a main opposition party in the State Legislative Assembly.
“Entire State has come to a standstill. Those in the government are only giving false assurances and are busy making big statements,” Kavlekar said.
He said that the sectors like Power, Public Works Department and others which are related to day to day life of the people have completely collapsed.
“For the first time, Goa will witness Ganesh Chaturthi festival in darkness,” he said.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest Hindu festival of the State which will be celebrated in the second week of September this year.
Kavlekar said that the streets are in dark as the existing lights were replaced by the government with LED bulbs.
“But the agency which was contracted the work has abandoned it. Even those lights which were installed have stopped functioning and there is no dedicated team to maintain them,” he said.
The CLP has also supported the decision of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee to demand replacement to Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister as he has been often flying outside the State.