Rane: Only Cong can deliver justice to Bahujan Samaj
Leader of the Opposition, Pratapsing Rane on Saturday said that only the Congress can deliver justice to the state’s Bahujan Samaj.
Addressing Congress workers at a meeting held at the residence of Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar on Friday, Rane said the Congress has never meted out harassment to the people, especially the Bahujan Samaj. “When our government came to power in 2005, we accommodated the candidates recruited by the BJP under the PETS scheme. Now, the BJP is on a spree to rid candidates recruited by the Congress government. The people of Goa are closely monitoring the functioning of the BJP government. The Bahujan Samaj will get justice only from the Congress”, he asserted.
GPCC President Subhash Shirodkar underlined the need to strengthen the base of the party. He said the party workers should work hard for the success of both the Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha polls.
MP Francisco Sardinha said the BJP government is only harassing the people of Goa. He said the party might have made some mistakes in the past resulting in its defeat in the hustings, but called upon the workers to now look forward. “Don’t repeat the same mistakes. The ticket will be decided by the party High Command”, he said.
Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar complained of discrimination by the BJP in the implementation of welfare schemes. He demanded to know why Congress people are discriminated against by the government when they too are paying the taxes. “We need to strengthen the party base. We should continue our work irrespective whether the present government continues or not”, he added. [H]