Minority community is with BJP: Pramod Sawant


Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that both the BJP candidates contesting on Lok Sabha seats in the State are getting good response from minority community voters.

Sawant said that the Lok Sabha elections are held to elect government for the country and minority community voters are aware how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the nation ahead through his inclusive policies.

“The minority community voters are educated, they read national newspapers, watch national television and they are aware about the development undertaken by Modi-led government. They are with BJP,” said the Chief  Minister addressing reporters in Panaji in presence of Party’s Goa unit chief Vinay Tendulkar.

He said that both the candidates – Shripad Naik (North Goa) and Narendra Sawaikar (South Goa) are getting good response from the people including those from minority community during their campaigning.

“Lok Sabha elections are for the country. Do not limit these elections to certain caste or religion,” Sawant commented.

Goa has around 27 per cent of the voters belonging to minority community.

Sawant said that the issues related to Goa like resumption of Iron Ore mining industry, Tourism development,  further improvement in infrastructure and inclusion of Dhanagar community in the list of Scheduled Tribes have been suggested to be included in party’s national manifesto for Lok Sabha election.

Responding to a question on support of alliance partners, Sawant said that the coalition partners including Goa Forward Party and Independents are campaigning for BJP candidates in their respective assembly constituencies.


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