Leaders of opposition political parties including Congress, MGP, Goa Forward Party and Independent MLA on monday attended the all party meeting summonsed by Goa Chief minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in Panjim. United opposition has demanded free quarantine facility for overseas stranded Goans returning home. Economic package for vulnerable section and Compulsory swab testing of people travelling to Goa.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, leader of opposition Digambar Kamat said that the untied opposition had raised several issues with the state government in regards with the COVID-19 management in the state. He said that the opposition had demanded free quarantine facilities for overseas stranded Goans including seafarers, who were returning back home. He said that govt should also provide a financial package to economically weaker section including taxi drivers, motor cycle pilots etc. Kamat also said that it has also demanded compulsory swab testing for interstate commuters.
MGP Chief Sudin Dhavalikar, said that the state government was not prepare to handle the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the state. He also said that the government had not taken any preventive measures in the slum area. Dhavalikar further said that online education in villages were not possible due to poor internet connectivity.
Goa Forward Chief Vijai Sardesai said that “Attended meeting under protest”. He said that the state government had no moral right to hold meeting. He maintained that the government was pushing Goa towards herd immunity and it would put people of Goa into trouble.
Congress leader Alexio Reginaldo said that hosting all party meeting by CM was a good thing, however CM should release his plans to make Zero cases in the state. He said that CM has to act fast as virus was spreading fast in the state.
Luizinho Faleiro: said that providing good health care to citizens was responsibility of the state government. He said that June and July months were very sensitive for the outbreak of virus. Govt should release white paper on covid management in the state.