Mapusa: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar said that the people will keep on slaying the demons beginning from Narakasur and will celebrate real Diwali on the counting day of Goa elections.
Chodankar was speaking during a massive protest held on the eve of Diwali to burn effigy of “Mhargaisur”, an inflation-driven rendition of ‘Narakasur.’
“The beginning of slaying the demons begins from today and it will not end here. Goans will continue burning demons in various forms and finally Diwali will be celebrated on the counting day of Goa election. The creators of these demons would be sent home forever,” Chodankar said.
Addressing Congress Workers gathered at the Anti-Price Rise Protest March in Mapusa, Congress President appealed to the people to bear the hardships just for another three months.
He said Congress Government after coming to power will provide relief to people within a week’s time.
The GPCC President along with Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, Working President Alex Reginaldo Lawrence and large number Congress Women leaders later burnt the effigy of “Mhargaisur” on the eve of Diwali.
Chodankar said, BJP killed Goans during covid and those survived are being killing every day by increasing prices of Petroleum and LPG prices by levying unnecessary taxes.
He said Petrol has Rs. 107 per lit, Diesel Rs. 104, LPG 980, Commercial Rs. 2000 along with prices of essential commodities which has almost doubled. He said inflation rate which was 3.18% in 2019 has increased to 6:26%.
People have suffered enough and time has come to teach a lesson to the most irresponsible BJP Government. The change has begun and Goa will create history with a massive Congress Victory in the Assembly Elections which will eventually wipe out BJP from the Centre said Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.
Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco appealed to the people to ensure the victory of people friendly Congress. We will see to it that every goan remains happy under our regime he said.
Former Union Minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap, Youth Congress President Varad Mardolkar, Mahila President Beena Naik, Congress Vice President & incharge of protest Babi Bagkar, Media Department Chairman Amarnath Panjikar, Ex Minister Sangeeta Parab, Rudolf Fernandes, Dharma Chodankar, Joe Dias and others spoke and condemned the misrule of BJP Government.
North Goa District President Vijay Bhike welcomed and Former MLA Agnelo Fernandes proposed vote of thanks . CPIM Leader Dr. Vivek Monteiro also spoke during the protests. Other leaders of CPMI also attended the protests and extended support to the Congress agitation.
Earlier, huge protest march alongwith effigy of “Mhargaisur” kept on Bullock Cart was taken from Khorlim to Bodgeshwar Temple precinct. Traditional Dhol Tashe were at the forefront of the protest march with anti-bjp slogans given by Congress functionaries.
Earlier, huge protest march alongwith effigy of “Mhargaisur” kept on Bullock Cart was taken from Khorlim to Bodgeshwar Temple precinct. Some protesters also pulled Motorcycles by roap, Traditional Dhol Tashe were at the forefront of the protest march with anti-bjp slogans given by Congress functionaries. Various Placards were also use exposing the Government.