Confusion in the Congress in Goa continues to be the talk of town, whether it is their party spokespersons or MLAs speaking different tones or party president and its MPs walking on different paths; now however this disunity fever has cropped into the lower youth based organization as well, while Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) has decided to support the Student Agitation against the treatment meted out during utilizing the bus transport, the actual Student organization of the Congress NSUI has criticized the acts of the Student agitators and preferred to opt for a dialogue with the Goa Transport Department, rather than take to the street as threatened by the GPYC president Pratima Coutinho.The transport department has assured the National Students Union of India (NSUI) that special squads would be formed to check irregularities such as overcrowding in buses at bus stands.
Hasiba Amin, NSUI state president, said a delegation from the NSUI met director of transport Arun Desai on Friday and submitted a memorandum on the issue of students in the state suffering due to the misconduct and inconvenience caused to them by the drivers and conductors of private and KTC buses.
Some of the problems listed in the memorandum include bus conductors overloading buses with passengers beyond permissible limits, not letting students enter buses due to the half-ticket system, no safety for female students due to overcrowding, etc.
“There is lack of civic sense. There is a need to have collective effort to resolve the issue,” Amin said. Coming down strongly on GPYC, Amin said “it is members of NSUI who go to colleges and travel by bus and not GPYC members.”