The Aam Adami Party (AAP) in Goa has alleged that despite burning issues confronting the state, the much-awaited monsoon session of the State Assembly was reduced to a ‘drama’ of disruptions, with leading roles played by MLAs from both sides.
Addressing a press conference, AAP Convenor Elvis Gomes said the opposition Congress should have allowed the Government to speak in the House but that opportunity was deliberately not given due to a deep level of understanding between the parties.
He alleged that by feeding Goans with formalin through fish , both sides had been benefiting and hence any discussion was likely to open a can of worms which would put both sides in a spot.
Gomes said AAP demanded that Goans should be detoxified of the formalin effects by even arranging free health check ups and efforts should be made for resolution of the issue through a proper discussion.
“For time being we don’t blame anyone and there should be no blame game. What is needed is a plan of action so that all are saved from this catastrophe. We can offer our advice if the Government is willing to listen,” he said, adding such match fixing to scuttle serious discussions have happened in the past too.
He went on to add that besides formalin, another big issue was that of jobs for youths which should have come up for discussions as the Chief Minister was acceding to requests from all and sundry for grant of extensions in service post retirement.
“They don’t even know how many are working after retirement and for how long. This has been damaging the prospects of entry of youth. Opposition Congress doesn’t wish to ask questions about it as those enjoying extensions are close confidantes of both the ruling as well as the opposition,” he said.
AAP leader Valmiki Naik alleged that the health minister was using Facebook in blaming his own Chief Minister for not handling the issue properly and giving silly excuses of being away from Goa thus exposing that there was no governance in the state.