National president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah on Saturday said that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will find a way out to resolve Goa’s mining issue.
Addressing the party’s workers at the Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan at Bambolim, the BJP chief said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is regularly following up the proposals pertaining to Goa including the issue of finding a solution for resumption of mining in the state despite his ill health.
Stating that Goa will get maximum benefit on income tax rebate besides Goods and Services Tax (GST) benefit to small industries and small entrepreneurs in the state, Shah said the BJP government led by Modi has provided Rs 35,000 crore for various projects in the state. “Goa is the only state in the country where the Centre has invested more funds in infrastructural projects,” he said. With Atal Setu, a third bridge over River Mandovi, and the under-construction Zuari and Galjibag-Talpona bridges, Modi government has given boost to road connectivity in Goa, the BJP president said.
Shah maintained that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are not only important for the BJP, but in order to strengthen the country’s security and make India a superpower in the world, it is important to elect a government under the leadership of Modi. He criticised Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the grand alliance of opposition parties.
“The upcoming Lok Sabha polls will see BJP led by Modi against a grand alliance of opposition parties, which does not
have leadership,” he said, adding that only BJP under the able leadership of Modi can give a strong government to the country.
He said that the Modi government has implemented 129 schemes during the last five years which are benefitting crores of families in the country. Stating that BJP wins elections only because of its dedicated workers, Shah appealed to the karyakartas to ensure that the two seats from Goa are retained in the Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the party’s Goa desk in-charge Vijay Puranik, BJP state unit chief and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar, Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho and others spoke on the occasion.
Speaker of Goa Assembly Pramod Sawant, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo, former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, ministers, MLAs and office bearers of the party were present at the meeting.