Reacting on the announcement by Tourism Minister Rohan Khaute that the government is contemplating to hold an EDM festival in Goa, AAP has claimed that EDM festivals are a big source of corruption and this is just another strategy of the BJP’s to settle scores.
While addressing the media at the Party’s Panaji office on Wednesday AAP Vice President Valmiki Naik stated that EDM festivals in Goa are drug peddlers’ den and even drug-related deaths have reported during the fests. The fact that the government itself is considering holding such festival is worrying.
Naik said, “Everyone knows the tactics used by the government and festival organisers to settle scores. Fests of this type are a source of corruption, and the BJP government is now exploring the prospect of earning more money from the fest”.
AAP Goa welcomed Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s action against his own minister in a case of bribery. Goa AAP leaders said it was a historic development that a state government took a stand against its own minister for being involved in accepting bribe.
Valmiki Naik said it was only possible with the AAP, since the party was founded on anti-corruption principles. If this had been the case with a government of any other party, there would have been discussions about sharing the bribe money and the minister involved would not have been punished.
AAP Chief Spokesperson Rajdeep Naik said, “AAP is the only party that keeps its promises. Within two months of forming the government, AAP has fulfilled every promise made before the elections. Apart from that, AAP government walked the talk on ‘zero tolerance for corruption’.”
Naik called upon the Goa government to come up with anti-corruption measures, as promised before elections. He said the BJP had promised to set up an anti-corruption helpline, but that promise has not been fulfilled.