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Congress to wait till September 8 to hold agitation against BJP-led government

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Goa on Friday decided to wait till September 8, 2018, for holding agitation against the government.

However, it said that Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) workers hit the street on Saturday, the MLAs of the party would extend their support and join them.

Addressing a press conference at the assembly complex at Porvorim near the city, CLP leader Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar said,”CLP is of the opinion that we should wait till Wednesday and if CM doesn’t return back from US then we can think of agitation. If GPCC workers decide to come on the road tomorrow we MLAs would support and join them.”

He claimed that development works in all the 40 constituencies were not being taken up the way they should have been.

“The Chief Minister had promised that Rs 25 crore for planned work and Rs three crore for unplanned work would be sanctioned.Later when CM was in the US, PWD Minister took meeting and promised to sanction Rs 15 crore for planned work and Rs three crore for unplanned work. But still work has not started in many constituencies. Officers are asking only queries and not clearing files. Earlier they were taking excuse of Goods and Services Tax,” he said.

“All party MLAs are asking me to seek appointment and find out solution but the question whom to meet?,” he said.

The Congress party on Thursday had given Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 24 hours to change Chief Minister in the state in view of ill health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Interestingly, party MLA from Curtorim Aleixo Lourenco walked out of the meeting alleging that the CLP was insensitive to the issues of the people and was not coming out on street.

The CLP also demanded health bulletin of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who has gone to the US for treatment for third time in a year.

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