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Slum dweller rehabilitation a political gimmick

Comments Off on Slum dweller rehabilitation a political gimmick   |   March 16, 2014    09:23am   |Contributed by manoja

PANAJI: Calling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s budget announcement of rehabilitating slum dwellers a political gimmick, Goa Parivartan Manch members on Saturday said that the government in Goa had failed to keep most of its own deadlines for developmental work.

“On one hand, chief minister Manohar Parrikar speaks of protecting land resources of Goa with special status. And on the other he speaks of rehabilitation for slum dwellers. It is all a political gimmick. The issue of rehabilitation has to be discussed threadbare before it is implemented. If not, then Goans will not keep quiet,” Yatish Naik of Goa Parivartan Manch said.

“The BJP said it was opposed to casinos before it came to power but has announced casino licence transfer fees in its budget speech. It had said it will construct a 6-lane Zuari bridge in 11 months, a sewage solution for the entire state in 6 months and a garbage solution will be evolved in 11 months. It had said that the Lokayukta will be set up in 100 days. We want to know from t why all these promises remain unfulfilled,” Naik said.


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