Amit Shah seems ignorant or misguided about corruption in Goa: Congress

Panaji: A day after BJP chief Amit Shah addressed a gathering near Panaji, Goa Congress on Sunday alleged that he seems to be ignorant about the corruption prevailing in the BJP-led state, which is why he promised to provide a graft-free government if the party is voted to power in Goa.

 Amit Shah seems ignorant or misguided about corruption in Goa: Congress

File image of Amit Shah. PTI

"Kicking off the election campaign, Amit Shah made a statement that only the BJP can give Goa a corruption-free government, therefore BJP should be elected again. This shows that he is either ignorant about what is going on in the state or being misguided by local leaders or he knows everything, but is trying to fool the people," Congress Goa spokesperson Trajano D'Mello told a press conference on Sunday.

"The BJP chief has failed to accept that corruption is at its peak in Goa," he said.

He said Shah failed to show a single remarkable achievement of the BJP government in Goa as promised in the 2012 manifesto.

Shah addressed a gathering of booth-level BJP workers near Panaji, kicking off the party's campaign for Assembly on Saturday.

"It appeared that Amit Shahji has kick-started the Lok Sabha elections rather than the Assembly elections as he failed to touch the burning issues," the spokesman said.

The BJP chief failed to express why Goan people should give BJP a second chance when he together with Manohar Parrikar and Laxmikant Parsekar have failed to convince people that they have fulfilled all the promises of the 2012 manifesto.

"This government promised that the economy would be improved, but on the contrary loan worth crores of rupees was taken. Doles are being given and on the other side squeezing on electricity and water bills. Dole of Rs 1,500 and taxes of Rs 3,000," the spokesman said.

Updated Date: Aug 21, 2016 19:15:15 IST