MARGAO: Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must be under the impression that corrupt BJP Government is still ruling in Karnataka. I want to remind him that Congress Government is elected by the people of Karnataka to put an end to Corruption.
I appeal to Chief Minister to respond to Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah & stop Smuggling of Liquor from Goa to Karnataka, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
Reacting to the directions issued by the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to Excise Department officials to stop smuggling of illegal liquor from Goa, Yuri Alemao charged that BJP Government in Goa under Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has converted Goa into a hub for human trafficking, transit of drugs, transportation of polluting & hazardous substances and smuggling of liquor from Goa.
Our state borders have become completely fragile with absolutely no monitoring by authorities. Dead bodies are taken across border in tinted vehicles with officials remaining clueless. This shows that there is connivance between Government & Criminals, stated Yuri Alemao.
It is loud and clear that BJP Government deliberately turned a blind eye on transportation of illegal liquor to Karnataka when BJP Government was ruling there. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant ignored loss to state exchequer to help liquor mafia patronised by BJP Government in Karnataka, claimed Yuri Alemao.
I thank the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah for taking pro-active step to stop smuggling of illegal liquor from Goa. His decision will in a way help Goa from revenue loss, Yuri Alemao said.
It is most unfortunate that the BJP Government has still not learnt lessons despite CAG pointing out various scams in Excise Department. Government has failed to streamline functioning of excise department, Yuri Alemao said.