The Aam Aadmi Party candidates Alina Saldana and Domnic Gaonkar on Thursday filed their nomination paper for the assembly elections from Cortalim and Curtorim respectively.
Saldanha stated that her main priority is to address the water needs of the people as well as improving internal roads and underground cabling.
Saldanha said, “Water problems still exist in many areas; either people don’t have access to water or the pressure isn’t enough for the water to rise up into their tanks. In order to ensure that there is water for every citizen of the Cortalim constituency, all the areas have been noted down, and we will lay a new water pipeline if the need arises”.
She further said, “Many new houses have been built in the Cortalim constituency; these houses don’t have access to the main road because internal roads have not been constructed. Lack of internal roads hinder access to the main road; therefore, this issue will also be taken up by our government”.
AAP Curtorim candidate Domnic Gaonkar slammed three-time Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco for quitting the TMC, accusing him of hopping between parties for his advantage.
He said, “Lourenco has been a legislator for 15 years, what kind of development has he brought about in his constituency? The largest village Panchayat in Curtorim constituency, Raia, lacks a primary health care centre. Even though there is a 70 per cent subsidy available to farmers to buy harvesting machines, farmers can’t get them. Unemployment is also a major concern, but former Curtorim MLA never attempted to solve it”.