“All of you have taken supari from Adani to finish Goa”: Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai lashes out at Pramod Sawant government in state assembly


Goa Forward Party president and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai has lashed out at the state’s Pramod Sawant government in the assembly accusing the BJP government of accepting ‘supari’ from industrialist Gautam Adani to finish western Indian coastal state.

Vijai Sardesai

Accusing the state’s BJP government of murdering democracy both ‘inside as well as outside the assembly,’ Sardesaid said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his government had become puppets of the Union Government, and charged the treasury benches of corruption and complicity. “All of you have taken supari from Adani to finish Goa. Your days are numbered; many of you won’t be here the next time. This is the last budget of your government” Sardesai said

The assembly witnessed noisy scenes as Vijai Sardesai along with other opposition MLAs barged into the well of the House, demanding a discussion on land acquisition for double-tracking. Sardesai said, “This government just doesn’t want to answer any questions. They want to hold this session as a mere ritual. We don’t even get answers in time, in violation of rule 42 of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Goa Assembly. Hon’ble Speaker should be fair and intervene.”

Later, while speaking to reporters outside the legislative assembly, he said that he had moved a Private Member’s Bill seeking 80% jobs for locals in the private sector. Sardesai said that a similar bill had been approved by the BJP government in Haryana even as he sought to know why the Goa government was reluctant to introduce it.

He said, “We will get to know the government’s stand on this issue. Dr.Pramod Sawant should give a concrete assurance on the floor of the house that he would bring this bill in the form a Government Bill.”

Sardesai said that after having ‘exposed many scams of this government such as Labour Gate, Quarantine Gate and others,’ he would unearth more scams on the floor of the House in the coming days.

Vijai added,  “As Team Goa, we can defeat the BJP led by Dr.Pramod Sawant. This is our final shot to save Goa. This is a penalty shootout. We must focus all our energy, all our determination and all our willpower to get the goal. This is the final match for all Goemkars, and united together, we can win it with flying colours.”