Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa on Tuesday countered the claim of Congress over ‘absence of governance’ in the state saying the party which itself was ‘headless’ for so many days should not make allegations against others.
Addressing a press a press conference at the party state headquarter in the city, BJP state unit spokesperson Nilesh Cabral said, ”Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Shantaram Naik is talking about headless government in Goa when they themselves are headless. When they do not have president for last so many days, on what basis they are making statement against the Chief Minister?. They should first correct themselves and then make allegations against us.”
He said it was wrong to say that government was not functioning because lot of works were underway and lot of decisions had been taken.
Mr Cabral claimed that only five out of 15 MLAs of the party had participated in the fast observed the Congress leaders recently.
On appointment of Cabinet Advisory Committee (CAC), he said it was not the first time that CAC had been appointed in the country.
“Similar incidents had happened in the past in Tamil Nadu. Chief Ministers had gone for treatment of various ailments in India and outside and committees were formed and state functioned very well.”
“We condemn the statements made by the Congress leaders and giving representation to the state governor. The Chief Minister is there, though not physically. He has given powers to CAC to decisions,” he said.
A delegation of Congress leaders comprising GPCC President Shantaram Naik, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat met State Governor Mridula Sinha and expressed concern over ‘absence of governance’ in the state.