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Congress Panaji’s woes unresolved since 1994

Congress Panaji’s woes unresolved since 1994

12 Aug 2017 No comment 19 hits

Panaji: The Congress fired fresh salvos against chief minister Manohar Parrikar, accusing him of neglecting the basic needs of the capital during his 20-year stint as Panaji's MLA.

Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik on Saturday said that issues of water-logging, garbage management, rejuvenation of St Inez creek and bad roads have remained unresolved since 1994.

"Parrikar owes the city residents an explanation on why he failed to resolve Panaji's issues. His proposal that an IAS officer is required to identify the capital's problems is a joke. The people want answers. Why have the issues been kept unresolved," Naik said.

The capital is heading for bypolls on August 23, with four candidates in the fray.

Naik went on to point out that the only reason Panaji would witness three elections in the space of two years was due to the "whims and fancies of the BJP who have thrust the elections on the people."

The Congress spokesperson also pointed out that Parrikar, who served as a defence minister from November 2014 to February 2017, failed to facilitate the return of 4,969 sq mts of land occupied by the 2 Signal Training Centre (2STC).

Trying to dent Parrikar's image further, Naik pointed out that the BJP leader had stood for elections to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, and that he had yet to resign from the post.

"Democracy permits anyone to contest the elections from anywhere. But that person has to be accountable to the people," Naik added, alluding to BJP's claims that Congress candidate Girish Chodankar was not from the capital.


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