Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

Calls to govt to focus on managing own funds

THE GOAN NETWORK | JUNE 24, 2024, 12:49 AM IST

Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao has said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should live in the present and stop day-dreaming about Central government funds.

He said the Chief Minister should focus on judiciously managing our own funds rather than day-dreaming of future that too depending for Rs 8,000 crore on BJP government’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who did not fulfill her own promise of giving Rs 300 crore for 60 years of Goa Liberation.

Reacting to the statement made by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of placing a demand for Rs 8,000 crore to undertake various projects in Goa, the Opposition Leader released a video of Union Finance Minister’s speech in Parliament announcing Rs 300 crore for Goa and claimed that in reality Central government gave only Rs 150 crore for commemoration of 60 years of Goa Liberation.

“The Chief Minister needs to focus on putting his own house in order by streamlining available resources by judiciously using them. Strict austerity measures is the only way ahead as BJP government has already pushed Goa into a debt trap,” stated Yuri.

He added: “Mhadei is already sold to Karnataka by the BJP government. Crores were spent on “Save Soil” event. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must have woken up after reading 21-point Congress Lok Sabha manifesto and asked for funds for dams and soil conservation. He should explain what his government did in last 5 years.”

Yuri demanded that the government must focus on improving road infrastructure which is claiming one life a day.

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