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Tika Utsav is BJP’s politics of opportunism: Goa Congress

Panjim: The Congress in Goa on Tuesday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of organizing Covid Vaccination Camps in municipal wards which are scheduled to go for polls this month.

In a statement, Goa Congress Spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar said, ‘The most irresponsible BJP Government is organizing Covid Vaccination Camps in Municipal Wards which will go to polls soon by violating Election Code. The publicity-hungry BJP has printed leaflets and posters of “Tika Utsav” with photos of the local BJP functionaries. This is nothing but Politics of Opportunism.’

‘Former Chief Minister Late Manohar Parrikar always played “Politics of Opportunism” and his legacy is now carried forward by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. They have no concerns for people’s emotions and sentiments. BJP wants to take cheap political mileage even at the cost of peoples health,’ Panjikar alleged.

He pointed out that last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP were in “Celebration Mode” when Covid cases were growing.

‘Instead of taking advance precautionary measures, they engaged people in “Taali Bajav, Thaali Bajav & Diya Jalav” events. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made his trademark Jumla announcement of Covid going away in 18 days. Unfortunately, nothing worked and people are facing hardships till now,’ he said.

‘We demand that Health Minister Vishwajit Rane must intervene in the matter and immediately stop the “Political Tika Ustavs” of BJP. The Health Minister must convene a meeting of all MLA’s and come out with an Action Plan taking all stakeholders into confidence. No political interference must be allowed in Covid vaccination drive,’ he said.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com
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