MARGAO : South Goa District Congress President Joseph Dias has slammed Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant for trying to defend his act of supplying oxygen cylinders to patients in Sindhadurga by admitting in a way that the lives of Goans gasping in Goa Medical College and other hospitals for shortage of Oxygen are secondary to those in Maharashtra.
“This statement of Chief Minister has proved that he is not only irresponsible and insensitive but Inhumane,” he charged.
“We condemn his remarks against Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat and demand that Chief Minister must apologise to the Senior Congress leader. It is a shame on Dr. Pramod Sawant to point fingers at Digambar Kamat to hide his own blunders. Leader of Opposition is absolutely right in raising alarm against the plans of the CM to send Oxygen to Maharashtra depriving Goans,” he said.
He said the Congress Party has always practiced the idea of helping others.
“We too have concerns for people not only in Maharashtra but all across the world. But, it is important to take care of our own people first and then give helping hand to others,” said Joseph Dias.
He said the BJP Government in Goa has always treated Goans as Second Citizens. They compromised with Karnataka on Mhadei. They treated Goan Seafarers as strangers during the nationwide lockdown last year. Now, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant is showing concerns for people from Maharashtra when Goans are dying stated Joseph Dias.
“The love for outsiders is visible in every action of Dr. Pramod Sawant led BJP Government. They permitted railway double tracking to facilitate transportation of Coal to an industry in Karnataka. They want to destroy Mollem Forest to help Crony Club of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a way BJP government is all out to finish Goans and sell Goa to Crony Capitalist friends of Modi-Shah duo,” stated Joseph Dias.
“We demand that BJP Government must show guts and release White Paper on Covid Management in Goa. Today, BJP functionaries have gone undeground when people are crying for help. Our Youth Congress and Mahila Congress teams are in the field helping people with oxygen, food and other support. BJP has woken up now that too after severe criticism from all across the State,” Joseph Dias said.