Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao moves four private member resolutions before Speaker

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Panaji: Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao on Thursday moved four private member resolutions on anti-defection law, discrimination of widows, opinion poll day and political reservation for scheduled tribes, before the speaker of legislative assembly.

Alemao moved the resolutions which would be considered for taking up during upcoming monsoon session of the House beginning from July 15.

Talking to reporters in Panaji, Alemao said that he has once again raised the most contentious issues related to Goa and the Goans. “I am hoping that these resolutions will get listed and the Speaker will give elaborate time to discuss them on the floor of the House during the upcoming session,” he said.

Alemao said that the state government has not taken any steps to stop discrimination of widows in the state. He said that the law needs to be passed giving adequate attention towards their issues.

The Congress leader also said that it is high time that the tenth schedule of the Indian constitution is amended to strengthen the Anti-Defection law. He also stressed need for political reservations to Scheduled Tribe community in the state.

“All the 40 members of the House should unanimously support these resolutions and support the causes,” he said.

The LoP also pointed out that there is no official function to mark, January 16 as Opinion poll day, when Goa voted in favour of remaining independent from Maharashtra during the historic referendum.

“The identity of Goa was retained because of this day. I have moved resolution demanding that the day be celebrated at the state level. My resolution will help in knowing views of each and every MLA about this day of historic importance,” he said.

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