Congress questions shut down of small businesses for G20
Panaji: Congress party in Goa on Monday questioned why small businesses along the route for G20 Health Working Group meeting were asked to shut their shop during this international event.
Addressing a press conference, the party leaders including Elvis Gomes, Mahesh Mhambrey and former MLA Lavu Mamlekar demanded that the State government should compensate for all the businesses that have been forcefully shut down along the route for G20 meet.
The three-day-long G20 meet of the Health Working Group began in a starred resort near Panaji on Monday.
Gomes said why the small businesses including cobblers, coconut water vendors and others were asked to shut their shop. “We have seen Government hiding the boards advertising Casinos because the authorities may be shameful of gambling activity but at the same time, is government ashamed of these small businesses?” he questioned.
The former Bureaucrat said that in the name of security, the state government has wiped out the right to livelihood for the common man on the street.