The special status was promised by the BJP government before coming to power in the center and people of Goa have trusted on their words but now the BJP government is completing one successful year at the center but the issue of the special status is still hanging in the middle of approval of the center and persuasion of Goans.
The BJP party president Mr. Amit Shah on his visit to Goa has informed that the special status to Goa will be allowed when the right time comes. He said that there are several proposals for the special status including the Goa is pending in front of his government and the same will be taken up when the appropriate time comes. .“The Bharatiya Janata Party is viewing all these proposals sympathetically,” he added saying that the center will provide the necessary assistance to Goa including the other states “In fact, the Modi government will be formulating a policy for according such assistance,” he mentioned.
Mr. Shah was addressing the press conference in the state in presence of Union minister for state Shripad Naik and chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Mr. Shah is in the state as a part of his visits to 250 places around the country starting from 26th May till 1st June 2015 to address the public meetings and press conferences as a part of Jan Kalyan Parv celebration to mark the completion of one year of the Modi government.
Shah was speaking broadly about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government during the last one year; he also spoke on the beef ban issue saying that his party would initiate the talk on the beef ban issue in all BJP-ruled states “We will try to impose a ban on beef in all BJP-ruled states by keeping in view the public sentiments on the issue,” he said. The BJP governments in Maharashtra and Haryana have already banned the beef.
Replying to the question of rate control pertaining to the essential commodities Shah said that with the exception of the pulses, the prices of all essential commodities are under control “We will soon bring the prices of pulses under control,” he assured. To the question of drug menace in Goa Shah said that action will be taken against the culprits under the zero tolerance to drug policy.
Talking highly about the performance of his government national president said that Modi government did not face any allegation in regards to the corruption during their first year, he further maintained that “The Modi government has restored people’s faith in the Prime Minister of the country, and given relief to them from a ‘crisis of confidence,’ which existed during the rule of United Progressive Alliance government controlled by the ‘extra-constitutional’ power,” he concluded. South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar and state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar were also present on the occasion.