PANAJI – Goa is moving towards health emergency with rising number of cases and deaths due to Covid pandemic. The only business the BJP Government under Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant needs to take up now is of providing free and timely healthcare to the patients. All other business can be taken up later stated Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

He was reacting to the notice issued by the Goa Legislature Department convening a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee on Monday 3rd May 2021 at 4 pm at Speakers Conference Hall at Assembly Complex.

How come Government all of a sudden finds a need for convening a BAC meeting when the house is adjourned to resume on 19th July 2021. I have received a notice today which does not have any agenda mentioned on the same Digambar Kamat said.

Government needs to inform all the MLA’s what is the intention behind calling for a Business Advisory Committee meeting now, when the Legislative Assembly Session will resume almost after two and half months. We all need to know what is the intention of the Government before attending the meeting Digambar Kamat said.

In the past, Government never listened to the valuable and constructive suggestions of the Opposition MLA’s. Attempts were made to make us the party to the decisions which we had either opposed or given conditional approvals. Unfortunately, the BJP Government backtracked on the assurances given to us in BAC meeting and went ahead with its own agenda while finalising business of the session Digambar Kamat said.

I demand that the Goa Legislature Secretariat must send us the Agenda with all the points to be taken up in the BAC meeting well in advance and give us enough time to discuss with other Opposition MLA’s so that we can make our stand clear in the meeting Digambar Kamat said.