Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat today submitted a letter to the Governor of Goa Bhagat Singh Koshyari urging him to convene full-fledged Session of the Goa Legislative Assembly in this month of November & December.
In his letter Digambar Kamat has said that considerable time has passed since a proper Session of Goa Legislative Assembly was held and issues pertaining to the State of Goa were discussed. The Government curtailed the full-fledged Monsoon Session which was originally scheduled between 27th July 2020 to 7th August 2020 to a Single Day Session on Monday 27th July 2020 due to break down of Covid Pandemic.
Leader of Opposition has also brought it to the notice of the Governor about the Business Advisory Committee Meeting held on 22nd July 2020 to decide about the Business to be transacted during the One Day Session scheduled on 27th July 2020. Digambar Kamat has mentioned in his letter that he had categorically placed on record that a full-fledged Assembly Session needs to be convened in the month of November – December 2020, to enable the Members of the Legislative Assembly to discuss on various issues pertaining to the State of Goa.
The letter written by the Opposition Leader also refers to the decision of the Congress Legislature Party meeting held on 31st October 2020 which had resolved to demand for a full-fledged session of the Goa Legislative Assembly in the month of November –December 2020.
Digambar Kamat has also informed to the Governor that he has already written a letter to the Hon’ble Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly vide Ref. No. LO/GLA/Jul/2020-21/54 dated 04/11/2020 requesting him to call for a full-fledged Assembly Session in the month of November – December 2020, Copy of which was enclosed with todays letter submitted to Governor.
Drawing the attention of the Governor on various issues, Leader of Opposition wrote in his letter “You will appreciate that it is the right of every elected representative, especially from the Opposition to raise issues concerning the common man. After the breakdown of Covid Pandemic, our State is passing through various crises including Economic Slowdown, Unemployment, Environmental Issues, Collapse of Law and Order, Failure of the Government in handling Covid Pandemic and providing proper Health Care Services and various other issues. It is our duty to raise these issues before the government and demand explanations and also make efforts to find solutions”.
Digambar Kamat has also drawn attention of the Governor to various agitations presently taking place in Goa. Referring to various protests in the State, he wrote “Thr entire State has gone into Agitation Mode with the People raising their voices against destruction of Environment, Forest, Wildlife & Identity of Goa due to the three projects namely Railway Double Tracking, Laying of Power Transmission Line and Expansion of National Highway passing through Bhagvan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary & Mollem National Park. There is strong opposition to the proposed Marina Project in St. Andre Constituency. The Farmers of Shel – Melauli are protesting against the proposed IIT Project”.
Alleging that the Government has turned a blind eye on the rising voices of the people and due to complete apathy on part of the government to resolve the concerns raised by the people, which have now resulted in spread of Agitations across the State, Digambar Kamat has urged that It is important that the peoples issues are discussed in the Goa Legislative Assembly wherein all the 40 Elected Representatives can put forth their views and take a stand on various issues and has requested the Governor to convene a full-fledged Session of Goa Legislative Assembly at the earliest.