CM sowing discord among families through Laadli: Cong


The Congress took a dig at Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, yet again, this time charging him with sowing discord among families through Laadli Laxmi scheme and encouraging dowry.  
Party spokesman Sudip Tamhanhkar has demanded that the scheme be redrafted on the lines of the one existing in the BJP ruled Karnataka. 
 “The scheme should be modified in the larger public interest,” he said, alleging, “We have received several complaints about fights between bride and bridegroom’s families to take possession of Rs one lakh. Marriages are breaking up,” Tamhankar said.
He said that Goa government should study and implement the Karnataka scheme for girl child in the State to prevent any marital problems. 
“In Karnataka, the government deposits a specific amount in the girl’s account once she is born. She is given the money after she attains the age of 18 years. It benefits her family and there are no problems during marriage,” he said. The government, he added, should consider inputs from NGOs and other stakeholders when modifying the existing Laadli Laxmi scheme. 
On the other issues, the Congress condemned pay parking at Patto Plaza and distribution of tablets to school students. 
“There is corruption happening in the name of pay parking,” Tamhankar said. “Are the tablets being given to the students to make them strong or weak? The government has no money to pay the teachers their salaries and here students will be given tablets,” he said in a mocking tone. 
On the health front, the party has sought from the government to increase procurement of ventilators for all heads of departments.   [H]