Mining to resume within 6 months of AAP forming govt in Goa: Kejriwal
* let there be direct fight between CM of Goa and Puti Gaonkar says Kejriwal
PANAJI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that mining in Goa will be resumed withing 6 months of AAP forming the state government.
“I assure the people that mining in Goa will resumed in Goa within six months of the AAP forming government in the state of Goa. I urge all the political fronts to support Puti Gaonkar against CM Sawant,” said Kejriwal
Trade Union Leader and well known mining activist Puti Gaonkar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Let there be direct fight between CM of Goa and Puti Gaonkar. Let all the parties withdraw their candidates and support Puti Gaonkar in that seat so that there is one to one contest,” said Kejriwal while inducting Gaonkar in the party,” Kejriwal said
Puti said that AAP is the party that fulfills the promises it makes. A few days ago, I had a discussion with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on mining, land ownership and other issues. All the promises made by Kejriwal in Delhi have been fulfilled. So be it good infrastructure or the promise of free electricity, they have done it all. They have done good work in health and education sector.”
“Instead of making Goa prosperous for the last ten years, Goa has lagged behind in due to the BJP government. The state’s unemployment rate is 29 percent. The number of suicides in the state is also on the rise. Goa was number one in the country between 2007 and 2012. Now, Goa ranks in between 10-12. There are no new industries in the state”, Gaonkar said.
Gaonkar also said that Goans need an alternative and in my belief AAP is the alternative. I had a discussion with Kejriwal on the mining issue and he had assured me that he will visit Goa to study the matter and will plan accordingly.
“I have filed an intervention application on the matter for early hearing and Kejriwal’s legal team will monitor the legal work” he added