Sawant says ready for debate on CAA

Margao: Reassuring that no Goan would be harmed due to the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Thursday said he is ready for a debate on the issue with anyone.

The Chief Minister’s statement that he is ready for a
debate on CAA came during the inauguration of SARAS 2020 in Margao, a day
before the anti-CAA public meeting, scheduled to be held on Friday. The meet
will be conducted by Church-backed Council for Social Justice and Peace, along
with two other organisations.

“I am proudly saying this in Margao today that not a
single Goan will be affected due to CAA. Let anyone come and debate on the
issue with me. I am ready for it. Those who fear CAA are instigating other
people. Government will not tolerate the divisive ways of the opposition,” the
Chief Minister said.

Sawant said that an attempt is being made to divide Goa
in the name of religion and added that the government will not tolerate it. He
said Goa has seen speedy progress despite attaining freedom 14 years after the
rest of the country because of the rich tradition of communal harmony in the
state.

Stating that no Muslim in Goa will be affected because of
CAA, Sawant said that Christians in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan are
facing many atrocities. “CAA is a hope for those persons. The people of Goa
should appreciate and support CAA without harbouring any fear,” he said.

Sawant said that the state government will provide
electricity, tap water and LPG to all Goans by March 2020.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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