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GFP supports mining dependents, claims those in government are high on drama

New Delhi, December 11 (GCCurrentAffairs): Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Tuesday said those in government are “high on drama and low on action.”

GFP President and State Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai, who met the mining dependents in Delhi where they are protesting demanding resumption of the activity, took a dig at BJP.

Sardesai said Goa Forward Party puts Goemkars (Goans) first.

“There’s no compromise on that. Either with the central government  or the state government. Unfortunately upto now those in the Government are high on drama and low on action,” he commented.

“What we need is action to give relief to 3 lakh people and restart an activity that is the mainstay of our Goan economy,” Sardesai added.

 Sardesai also said that  BJP should stop playing hide and seek with the mining dependents who are pinning their hopes on them for resumption of the activity.

“We question even those who are part of the establishment who can’t go beyond empty speeches and may be hoodwinking the miners, let them state if this is unsolvable and stop playing hide and seek with peoples livelihood,” Sardesai said.

He said that GFP will not  pardon anyone if they are taking the miners for a ride.

GFP, MGP and Independents are part of the BJP-led alliance which has formed the government in Goa.

On the demand to walk out of the government supporting mining dependents, Sardesai said “Let them  (BJP) come out in the open. Then we will do what we have to do.”

“We reiterate that we will go to any extent if a decision is not found at the highest level. We are Goemkars (Goans) first before we are ministers and MLAs and the we do not intend to keep quiet if we see our fellow Goemkars suffering,” he said.

Sardesai said that GFP  right from the beginning argued that an ordinance should be brought to correct the wrong done to the miners and their dependents. “We have given our word to them that we will exert pressure to bring about a favorable solution to this issue and we are willing to go to any extent if those making those decisions do not find a solution,” he said.

Reacting to the election results in five states, Sardesai said GFP has nothing to do or say about elections in MP or Chhattisgarh or anywhere else.

“You should ask BJP about that. We have no mind space to be happy or unhappy about events that do not concern Goa or Goemkars,” he said.

“This is a good time to remember that the Goa government exists because of our support to Parrikar not to BJP,” he added.

“Our ideology, our concerns and our political activities begin and end with Goa and the welfare of Goemkars,” Sardesai said adding “that’s why we have come all the way here to support the miners’ demands. If we had the power, they would not be here in the first place.”

Via UNI-India

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