BJP has fulfilled 50% of election promises: Damodar


The spokesperson of the BJP, Mr Damodar Naik, on Monday stated that the BJP government in the state completed 50 per cent of its election promises within the first year of its term.
Addressing the media at the Ravindra Bhavan, the chairman of the Ravindra Bhavan, Mr Naik, vouched that party would lay focus on the remaining works and would complete them before the end of the term.
“Roots of corruption have gone so deep in the last 7 years, that plucking them within a year would not be possible. The government is concerned of corruption and surely it will punish the guilty, but for that some time will be required,” he stated. Blaming the erstwhile Congress government for corruption and other ‘mess’ in the functioning, Mr Naik said that streamlining of administration would be done on priority and many Congress leaders and former MLAs role would be investigated.
He however dared the Congress MLAs to prove corruption in the BJP government during the last one year, saying, “We would prove what the Congress has done in the last seven-and-a-half years of rule in the state.”
Mr Naik informed that THE truck owners from the other talukas of the state would ALSO be given benefits of the government schemes along with the mining belt constituencies like Sanguem, Curchorem and Quepem. The government has formulated a scheme to give monthly compensation to the mining truck owners, who lost business due to the closure of the mines in the state, he said.
To a question on the increasing crime rates, especially against women, Mr Naik said that he is satisfied with the police functioning; however he hastened to add that due to a shortage in the police force, detection rate can often slow down. “I am satisfied with the police performance,” he said; however, he but could not reply as to why there was a delay in the detection of the Vasco girl rape case. [NT]