Parrikar arrogance ruining state: Congress
The Congress party has suggested that the state government pay the loans of the mining truckers through the Economic development corporation (EDC) and then recover the money when mining in the state resumes.
Addressing mediapersons on Friday, Congress party spokesperson Sudip Tamankar said the government had not given any relief to the mining-dependent people and hence should help them restructure their loans by paying the loans through the EDC. The government can then recover the money from the truckers when mining in the state resumes.Tamankar said the government should use the 200cr received as stamp duty recently for the affected people. Tamankar also took a swipe at Parrikar and said his "arrogance was leading to the state's financial ruin".
He cited populist schemes such as the 'griha aadhar' and 'ladli laxmi' scheme which were burdening the exchequer.
The ladli scheme was also encouraging the dowry system, he added and called for the scheme to be replaced.
On the occasion of women's day, Tamankar said he has found through RTI that for the Goa Scholars scheme, while 40% of those selected have to be women under the criteria only 20% were women. Of the 15 selected, only two women have been chosen despite there being more applications from women, he added. Tamankar wondered why GSIA president Shekhar Sardesai was a member of the screening committee for the Goa Scholars scheme.
He further criticized Parrikar's announcement for a mahila (women's) bhavan and said the government was not clearing dues of women's self help groups for the midday meal scheme but was announcing 'bhavans' costing crores. [TOI]