PANAJI: Aam Aadmi Party today expressed its solidarity with the protesting Taxi drivers. AAP leader Pratima Coutinho met with the taxi drivers at the Azad Maidan. Taxi drivers expressed their anguish on not getting the support from the Govt and told that they have been waiting for CM Sawant’s appointment as agreed by him a month back.
Also, they said that due to pandemic there is already a shortage of tourists in the state and unable to get usual business.
“Goa CM must have a dialogue with our fellow goan brothers who run taxis. They are an integral part of the tourism industry. An amicable solution has to be arrived at in interest of taxi owners and all tourism stakeholders.” said AAP convener Rahul Mhambre.
Advocate Pratima said that Govt must find a solution to this problem as it is directly impacting the lives of Goans. Govt need to accept that because of last year’s lockdown and now a decreased number of tourists coming to Goa, it is becoming tough for taxi drivers to earn their livelihood.