Margao – With the effective implementation of Time Bound Service Delivery Act and bringing strong Goa Lokayukta Act, Congress Government will make Goa a Model State in the Country with complete wipe out of corruption. Congress Party after coming to power in 2022 will put an end to corruption in Goa announced Congress President Girish Chodankar while speaking at ‘Swatantra Senani – Shahid Sanmaan Diwas” organised by South Goa District Congress Committee at Margao as a part of AICC program to celebrate 75 years of independence.
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro, South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha, GPCC Vice President M K Shaikh, General Secretary Subhash Faldessai, Vithoba Dessai, Peter Gomes, Adv. Yemane D’Souza, John Pereira, Avinash Shirodkar, District Office Bearers, Block Presidents and others were present for the function.
Freedom Fighters Gopal Chitari, Ramakant Kesarkar, Anthony Fernandes, Vaman Prbhugaonkar and Rama Budholkar were felicitated at the hands of Senior Congress Leaders in recognition to their immense contribution to the freedom struggle.
Our Senior Leader and Former Union Law Minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap had drafted a strong Goa Lokayukta Bill when he was the Chairman of Goa Law Commission. But, then Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar shelved the said bill as he wanted to promote corruption in Goa. The same bill was again tabled by Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat in the last assembly session, but Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant had no guts to discuss and pass the bill and hence they did not even list the bill in the business of the house, Girish Chodankar said.
We will now take more suggestions from the legal experts as well as NGO’s and further strengthen the bill is needed. It will be our focus to effectively implement Time Bound Service Delivery Act which will help in elimination of corruption Girish Chodankar said.
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat while speaking on the occasion said that in the 75th year of Independence, we all must rise to protect the Idenity of Goa and preserve its heritage. The real tribute to all the Freedom Fighters who sacrificed everything in the freedom movement will be to respect democratic values and freedom of speech. He said that BJP Government is supressing the voice of the people.
It is only because of the sacrifice of the freedom fighters that India got independence and we all are enjoying its fruits now said Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro. He said that we must all rise to protect the interest of Goans.
South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha while addressing the gathering said that BJP Government is bulldozing the democracy to push their own agenda. They have no respect for the democratic process. He also expressed gratitude to all the freedom fighters.
MMC Vice Chairperson Dipali Sawal, Councillors Sagun Nayak, Damodar Shirodkar, Shivangi Pagi, Avita Naik, Dipak Kharangate and others were present for the function.