PANAJI: The Opposition on Monday questioned Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Ramesh Tawadkar for his decision to disallow a motion of congratulations to thank former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on completing the arduous Bharat Jodo Yatra earlier this year.
“This congratulatory motion is not allowed. Is it a crime to spread love and unity? He walked around four thousand kilometres,” Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao said on Monday after the Speaker did not allow the discussion on the motion.
Earlier, after the motion was moved by Congress MLAs, Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Ramesh Tawadkar said that the issue raised by the opposition MLA was not serious. “It may be important for you (Congress), but for me it is not serious. You may have sympathy for him as party leader,” Tawadkar told the state assembly. Alemao however argued that the senior Congress party leader had walked across the length and breadth of the country to usher in a “wave of change” in India.