The defence minister is showering his favors on the goans by proving Goa with lot of financial facilities directly and indirectly, the recent signup of GSl contract of 32 thousand crore is one of the unsurpassed example of this. Beside that he is also exploring the possibilities of setting up of a helicopter manufacturing facility in Goa. The placement of Mr. Parrikar at the center is the big blessings for the Goans.
The recent announcement of Mr. Parrikar, addressing at an extended BJP workers meet in last week, said that in two to three months, Goa will get a financial package which will resolve the state’s financial crisis. Defence minister had a meeting with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to discuss a financial package for the state before the announcement. Mr. Parrikar was addressing the BJP workers in the state, he assured that he will keep working for the state by directing the different ministers over the phone and will try to make sure that the work is done.
He recollected the days when he was in Goa and used to work almost half of the day figuring out as how to collect the revenue for the state of Goa, but now that he is in Delhi the results will be seen within next two months by the Goan people. He also appealed to the BJP workers to not call up Mr. Parsekar over the phone and allow him to work for the people of Goa. He assured the CM Parsekar to stop worrying about the financial problems as he is in Delhi. Parrikar said that he instructed the 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. 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.
Mr. Parrikar is also working towards the bringing down the tenancy cases which are pending for the decades and also no fresh tenancy cases will be allowed to file. He said because of long pendency of tenancy cases, agents have been coaxing them to attend parties and pursue them with liquor. Parrikar 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.
Mr. Parrikar also assured relief to the mining affected people by offering them special package “Those families dependent on mining will get Rs.4,000. Those who have lost jobs due to the mining ban will get 50 per cent of their salary,” said Mr. Parrikar. He also mentioned that the owners of trucks, which were used to transport iron ore, would also be compensated “We will give Rs.8,000 for one truck and Rs.4,000 for an additional truck, the package will be valid for the period of one year,” added Mr. Parrikar. According to the Goa government, over two lakh people have been rendered unemployed by the mining ban.