Urban development minister Milind Naik on Saturday said that though administrator was appointed across all Municipalities , councillors must carry out their works .
Naik was speaking to reporters after distributing cheques to poor people from the CMs relief fund. A total of around 2.5 lakh rupees were distributed to people from the CM Relief fund
” We have given people money in the past and we are doing it again because this money ranging from 25 – 40 thousand rupees is of much importance to people at this time during the pandemic ” said Naik
” We have appointed an administrator who will do their job but councilors who have been elected by the people instead of thinking that the council is dissolved and sitting at home should continue to work . Municipal Elections have been delayed because of Covid pandemic but as we see now , elections are being conducted in Bihar and we have reached the third phase of the elections . This is the first state to go for elections and similarly Goa can soon see municipal elections and we pray that we don’t see the second phase of Covid 19 outbreak in the state ” said Naik
Naik said that municipal elections were dependent on the Covid 19 scenario in Goa
” Reports say that the second phase of Covid is even worse and we hope that such a wave does not erupt in Goa. As long as reservations are concerned , the director of Municipalities will discuss the issue and we have already had a meeting with the CM who will declare the reservations in a few days ” said Naik