Couple of days after, the supreme court restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai’s Aarey , the Indian commerce minister Piyush Goyal slammed NGO’s and Activists for filing petitions in the courts and obstructing infrastructure development in the country. Goyal expressed that the people of India should intervene into admissions obstructing infra development in the court and requesting the court to allow the progress, peace and prosperity in the country.
Addressing, Vibrant Goa Foundation summit in Goa of Saturday, Goyal said that “I don’t mind, on this public platform, to fold my hands and appeal to those NGO’s and those few people who are coming in the path of development, who are not helping Goa grow, who are not helping the cause people of Goa, by such litigation …. I appeal to all of them to think of the children of future, think about the prosperity of people of India”.
He said that “Every time we try to do something good, every time we try to expend the infrastructure, create more jobs , make economic activity, attract more tourist , one of the NGO’s or a few people are going to go to the court ….. and stall the development work…. I think it is the 1st form of obstructing justice for the poor of India ….. or providing an opportunity for the better quality life to the poor people”.
Goyal further said that “I think it is a high time that there is mass movement the people of India and the people of Goa to oppose these forces who are not allowing the development to happen in Goa, by not allowing good roads, hotels , airport and expansion of the port….. Which can actually make each one of the Goa’s residence – the 15 lakh people of Goa have a quality of life which is comparable to the best in the world”. … And I think that the people of Goa should truly work along with the government and ensure that the development comes to Goa …. Should intervene in such admissions in the court and request the court to allow the progress, peace and prosperity of Goa”.