Continuing its commitment to the state, Goa TMC today announced its Ad Hoc Core Committees and released a list of Co-Coordinators. The announcement was made during a press conference that was presided over by AITC National Vice-President Luizinho Faleiro, Goa state in-charge, Kirti Azad and Core Committee Coordinator Rajendra Kakodkar at the party office in Panaji.
While addressing the media, Kirti Azad said, ‘We are thankful for the immense love and support the people of Goa have showered on us in the last 5 months. We are grateful to the people for allowing us to garner over 5% vote share (40 seats) and over 8% vote share (in 26 seats that TMC contested) in our maiden game. People have faith in us and we ensure to fulfil the vision we have for the state.’
Azad further said, ‘According to a comparative study, the BJP had managed to garner merely a percentage of votes in its first election and it was only in the third electoral run that they managed to get one MLA elected. Similarly, the Congress had only managed to win one seat, that too from Daman, in the third election. But the TMC received more support than both of them. This means that the people of Goa believe that TMC is capable of delivering what they have promised.’
Azad highlighted the failure of the BJP government and said, ‘The Government has failed to fulfil its promises and majority of the schemes have failed to reach the people. Applications for schemes like Ladli Laxmi and Griha Aadhar have been piling up for more than 2 years now with almost 32,000 pending applications.’ Expressing his anguish he questioned the incompetence of the state government and said, ‘If the government cannot fix a pothole on the Atal Setu bridge, how will it fill the stomach of the people?’
Speaking on Goa TMC’s plans, Azad elaborated, ‘The forthcoming Lok Sabha & Vidhan Sabha elections are our current targets and we will bounce back in a strong and resilient manner. Our leaders will take up the local issues and bring to the fore the problems of the people of Goa and pressurise the current govt to deliver solutions.’
‘We will follow the three plans announced earlier by TMC that is Griha Lakshmi, Yuva Shakti, and ‘My Home, My Rights’, said Goa TMC State In-charge Kirti Azad.