Panaji: In a dirdect attack on the government, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Wednesday said that the State Government wants to go ahead with three linear projects by destroying Environment, Nature and Wildlifeto only to convert State into a coal hub.
“It is the duty of the Government to be sensitive towards Peoples Concern and Issues. People have every right to raise objections against all such decisions of the government which are anti-people,” Kamat said.
About Opposition’s criticism of government he said It is the duty of the Opposition to be the Voice of the People and raise issues in the Assembly.
“No one can be termed as anti-national if they raise objections to any of the government decisions or oppose them,” he said.
Referring to the U-turns of government on various issues, he said, this Government is in “Withdrawal syndrome”.
“They are on a spree of withdrawing its own anti-people, anti-Goa decisions after Peoples Protests, Agitations and Objections,” he stated.
On Governors Speech, he said, the Governor mentions of “Nasha Mukt Bharat”, but the rising cases of Drugs in Goa indicates that Goa is moving towards becoming “Drug Destination”.
“Governor mentions of Transperancy is Key to Good Governance, but Goa Public Service Guarantee Act is kept in abeyance by the Government in last seven years,” he said.
On farming, he says, Goa Farmers are suffering, Sugarcane Farmers are suffering with Government closing the Sanjeevani Sugar Factory which was Visionary Project of First CM Bhausaheb Bandodkar.
“Governors Speech mentions of “Goans are very sensitive about the Environment” and “Goa is rich in Flaura and Fauna”. But in reality Government wants to bring projects by destroying Environment, Nature and Wildlife. Goa should not be converted into a COAL HUB,” he said.
He said the speech also mentions of “One State One Sports” Policy of Central Government and Goa is assigned “Swimming” under the said schme. But, in reality not even a single Swimming Pool is functional in Goa.