MARGAO: On this momentous occasion of the Opinion Poll Day celebration at Lohia Maidan, Margao, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee along with the people of Goa gathered and took oath to fight the BJP Govt’s policies.
The Congress resolved to fight for Goans core issues like saving Mhadei, stopping coal transportation, employment etc.
Following are the resolutions:
(A) Fight against the ill conceived laws that are being enacted to sell our agricultural land, our rivers, our forests, our hills, orchard lands, etc and save whatever remains for the future generations.
(B) Fight against the three linear projects meant to convert Goa into a coal hub. The coal transportation will destroy the fragile eco system and adversely affect the health of the people, the ecology and the tourism sector.
(C) Fight to protect river Mhadei at any cost as it is the lifeline of Goa.
(D) Ensure employment for the youth of Goa and fight against and expose the “CASH FOR JOBS” scam prevalent in the system under the BJP govt.
(E) The poor law and order situation in the state is leading to atrocities being committed on the innocent people of Goa, specially the women, girl child and weaker sections. We resolve to fight for the safety and security of the people of Goa.
(F) It was the Congress party that amended the Indian Citizenship Act 1955 and offered OCI to NRIs. The Congress Party reiterates that it will Protect the interests and rights of our NRI brothers and Sisters as far as OCI is concerned. We will pursue the matter of Dual Citizenship to ensure that Goenkars born prior 1961 and their descendants are eligible for Dual Citizenship.
(G) To ensure that the Dabolim airport is not allowed to be closed down and ensure that the livelihood of the people dependent on the airport servives, viz, taxi drivers, motor cycle pilots, fast food operators, etc is protected.
(H) To fight for the reservation for the Schedule Tribe community in the Goa assembly.