Impressed by Aam Aadmi Party’s vision for the business community and AAP Benaulim candidate Venzy Viegas’s vision for the Benaulim constituency, prominent businessmen from Benaulim on Friday endorsed AAP leader Venzy Viegas and encouraged Benaulim residents to support AAP, stated the party in a press release.
AAP Vice President Venzy Viegas stated, “I call on all the business leaders of the coastal belt to come together and conceive a manifesto for the business community. Let’s make Benaulim a model constituency. We want people to be involved while we draft the manifesto. This is the sort of governance we seek to bring in.”
Benaulim businessmen stated that they did not receive the support they expected from the government to run their business in the area. Therefore, they urge the people of Benaulim to support AAP to bring about change in the constituency, the release added.
Joe Pereira, an entrepreneur from Benaulim stated, “I’ve been in business for 15 years, and I’m being harassed politically to run my business. Today, 95 per cent of businessmen are outsiders and Goans are being harassed in Benaulim. Viegas has a good vision, so let’s get together and support him.”
Lavinton Pereira, another businessman from Benaulim stated, “The Kejriwal government’s Business Blaster programme is the first-ever school start-up initiative on such a large scale and it is being discussed all over India. On the other hand, the education system in Goa has not developed as expected.”
“Currently, senior citizens in the constituency are neglected and no system is in place to ensure their welfare. However, Viegas’ senior citizens manifesto will address a variety of issues,” stated Melvin Pereira, a businessman from Benaulim.