Goa will get financial package soon: Parrikar

PANAJI : Defence minister Manohar Parrikar held a meeting with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to discuss a financial package for the state.Parrikar, addressing at an extended BJP workers meet on Wednesday, said that in two to three months, Goa will get a financial package which will resolve the state’s financial crisis.Addressing around 500 BJP workers, Parrikar said he can work for the state by directing different ministries over the phone because of the position Prime Minister Narendra Modi bestowed upon him.Remembering his days as chief minister of Goa and how he used to spend half of the day in working out how to collect revenue for the state, Parrikar said that the results of him being in Delhi will been seen within the next two months. He also said that chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar should not worry about the financial problem as he is in Delhi. Parrikar said that he has asked tourism minister Dilip Parulekar to give him the list of tourism projects pending before the Union government as he can take up with the concerned ministry and get approval for the same.He also said that he will take up all state government projects which are pending before the Union government, step by step. He also requested BJP workers not to call Parsekar over the phone and allow him to work for the state. Parrikar said that he will vacate Panaji constituency on November 25 as he has been elected as Rajya Sabha member from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.”I have changed from ‘Bhai’ to ‘Bhaiyya’ but I will be always working for Goa as it is my motherland,” he added. Speaking on the controversial Goa Agricultural Tenancy (Amendment) Bill 2014, Parrikar said that the government has taken the right decision.He also said that tenancy cases cannot remain pending for decades. He said that the government exercise doesn’t stop in three years, but, after three years nobody will be allowed to file fresh tenancy cases. He said because of long pendency of tenancy cases, agents have been coaxing them to attend parties and ply them with liquor.Parsekar said that the government is willing to bring an amendment to the act if necessary and requested BJP workers to explain the tenancy issue properly when they go for membership drives.TOI Goa News

Source:: Goa News Online

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