Mormugao: Mormugao MLA and Deputy CLP Leader Sankalp Amonkar on Thursday hit out at the CM Dr Pramod Sawant on the 100 percent “Har Ghar Jal” initiative claim.
Amonkar speaking to reporters after distribution of plant saplings said that the claims of hundred percent coverage of Har Ghar Jal in Goa by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was a “blatant lie.”
He challenged Sawant to prove his claim adding that this scheme is total failure in Mormugao constituency.
“In most of the parts of Goa, there are taps but no water. Chief Minister’s claim is on par with his earlier announcement of goa being 100 per cent open defecation free,” he said.
The MLA said that in Mormugao constituency, there are taps but no water.
“I can safely say that the situation is similar across the state where people are struggling to get potable water.”
He alleged that BJP is only misguiding the people with baseless tweets and fooling Goans with their false assurances. “It is a shame that the BJP has tweeted that Goa is the first state in the Country to achieve 100 percent certification of Har Ghar Jal and this is the biggest joke on the people of Goa,” he said.
“The Government has failed on all the fronts and the tweet is a blatant lie . The tweet states that Goa is the first state in the country to achieve 100 percent certification for having taps across all houses in Goa. What is the point in having taps when there is no water supply at all ” said Amonkar
” Mormugao is the worst hit constituency where there is almost no supply of water at all , especially in parts of Sada,Bigda and jetty where people sometimes get water for only one hour, early morning. I can prove the CM wrong any day and point out hundreds of houses in the constituency where there are no taps at all. People are made to run from pillar to post for tap connection and harassed by the PWD and MMC while asking for different NOCs. This tweet is a lie because many houses in the constituency don’t have taps and houses having taps don’t have proper water supply ” said Amonkar
” The BJP prior to elections said that they will give free water supply but that was a lie and in turn from the back door, people recieved heft water bills that people cannot pay. The tweet by the CM on Har Ghar Jal has been retweeted by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat that all other states must follow the example of Goa . I want to tell Shekhawat not to go by the tweet of the CM but check the ground reality where people don’t have taps nor proper water supply ” said Amonkar
” This same Shekawat nor the CM Dr Pramod Sawant did not tweet when the union minister Smiti Irani was embroiled in a controversy for her family run hotel buisness in Goa. The CM maintianed silence and cabinet minister Vishwajit Rane said that Irani is her boss. The CM and the union minister Shekawat have however become active and tweeted the lie of the Government on achieving 100 percent tap connection under Har Ghar Jal initiative ” said Amonkar