Opp members pick holes in Governor’s address

The opposition members on Wednesday pointed that there was no mention of several issues related to common man in the Governor’s address, even as they said that government should come out with suitable measures to address the issues of the Goans. Participating in the resumed discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address delivered on the opening day of the current session, Mr Atanasio Monserrate told the House that after reading the Governor’s address he did not see that Goa would progress and develop as assured by the present government after it came to power in March 2012.

Mr Monserrate (Congress legislator from St Cruz) pointed that after coming to power in March 2012 the government through the Governor’s address then had envisaged raising financial resources and taking Goa towards development but now it was crying about economic losses. He wondered whether all the applications of various government schemes would be sanctioned and accused the government of discrimination when it came to sanctioning benefits under the schemes which he said could be because of absence of sufficient funds or bias approach towards certain constituencies or communities. [NT]