Panaji: Seeking resignation of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant, Congress party questioned why he violated the guidelines of the centre to keep shops of essential commodities open, which is a part of central government’s guidelines.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar, in a press statement issued here, has demanded resignation of Sawant for failing to provide health care facilities in the state during the times when COVID-19 outbreak has hit the country.
“ The Chief Minister should immediately resign, failing which the Hon’ble Governor Satya Pal Malik should dismiss him for playing with the lives of the people and take all powers under him,” he said.
Chodankar pointed out that there are clear guidelines from Union Home Ministry to keep the essential commodities shops open.
“The Chief Minister should explain who gave him powers to sideline the Home Ministry guidelines?. The Chief Minister of the state is not above the Prime Minister of the country. Pramod Sawant should also explain whether he had any vested interest in keeping the shops closed,” he said.
Chodankar said that it is unfortunate that Pramod Sawant does not know the importance of milk to infants and small children. “He has shown complete insensitivity towards senior citizens and elderly people and daily wage workers,” he added.
The congress leader also said that the Government has shown complete apathy towards starting testing facility in Goa for last 85 days despite we demanding that government should act on starting community testing and establishing virology laboratory in Goa. “They have failed to create isolated quarantine centre till date despite our demand to keep isolated patients away from GMC,” he said.
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