Panaji: BJP National President J P Nadda on Thursday took a dig at Trinamool Congress Party and Aam Aadmi Party while appealing Goans to shun both these political outfits during upcoming State Legislative Assembly election.
Nadda was addressing party workers’ convention at Valpoi Assembly constituency in North Goa on Thursday in presence of Union Minister Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and local MLA Vishwajit Rane, who is also Health Minister in State cabinet.
“If we look at the parameters like number one in crime against women, deteriorated law and order situation and overall crime rate, then we can relate it to West Bengal,” Nadda said in his speech taking a dig at TMC. TMC has already announced its foray in Goa elections.
“If we speak about Delhi (government), then we will realise that whichever systems that are needs to be put in place, the local government pushes it on the centre,” he commented referring to Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government.
“Except for the advertisements, they are not doing any other kind of politics,” he said.
Nadda appealed people of Goa to walk on the path of development and shun these forces. “I appeal you all to contribute in strengthening BJP in the state,” he said.
In his speech, Nadda congratulated Sawant-led government for his performance in the state.
He said that Sawant has been walking on the footsteps of late Manohar Parrikar, who had dedicated his life for the people of Goa.
Nadda recalled the time when then chief minister, Parrikar, who was on the lifesupporting system, during the opening of Atal Sethu (bridge across River Mandovi in Panaji) had asked ‘how’s the josh.’
“I can see that the BJP workers are still maintaining the same ‘josh’ to go forward in a right direction,” the BJP leader added.
He congratulated Goa for being first state in the country to complete hundred percent COVID-19 vaccination’s first dose and asserted that the cent per cent coverage of second dose will also be completed soon.
He said that the vaccination has helped the coastal state to resume its tourism sector which has seen increase in the tourist footfalls from 15 lakhs to 80 lakhs.
Nadda recalled how Central government hand held the country during pandemic time. “Hundred years back when such a pandemic had struck, more people had died because of hunger than the disease,” he said.