Saturday, 21 July, 2018
Update
   Patnekar: Formalin Fish is a critical issue for Goa; Congress wasted two days of Assembly Session, Kavalekar spoiled the opportunity of question on fisheries   Second Day of State Assembly Session adjourned; Opposition leaders continue their demands of formalin fish issue; Speaker Pramod Sawant adjourn the session for second time till Monday 11:30 am   Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo supports action of Congress MLAs; states that formalin fish issue is a critical one, government is not equipped for tests & regular tests were not carried out earlier, everyone should support the cause   Luizinho Faleiro: "No fish loaded truck is seized, government protecting Fish Mafia, have moved resolution demanding to appoint judicial commission to investigate adulteration of food   CM Parrikar :" Fish import has been banned, seven trucks sent back yesterday; today one truck sent back, have asked time to file reply by Monday as two departments are involved, what is the problem?"   Congress leaders say "formalin fish" issue is important; adjournment motion is not disposed by speaker   Second day of State Legislative Assembly begins on a dramatic note, chaos continues as opposition leaders demand discussion on "formalin fish"; speaker Pramod Sawant adjourns the house till 2:30   Chaos at Mapusa Fish market; vendors deny sale of 40 boxes of fish brought from Mumbai; demand proper inspection and test by concerned authorities; two dealers from Mumbai flee from spot   Formalin in fish takes Assembly by storm   It’s official! Fisheries dept has no officer to test fish quality   4 fish-laden trucks stopped at Polem   Karwar fisherfolk enter Canacona with baskets of ‘imported’ fish   Cleaning beaches comes at a price of  `9 cr a year!   Surla goes dry for a month as Collector bans liquor sale

Beef was never banned during Congress regime: Reginaldo

Curtorim MLA says meat consumed is not of cow

Story: the | goan | 04th July 2017, 04:44 Hrs
MARGAOrAsserting that the Congress was not in power in Goa when the State enacted a law to ban cow slaughter, Congress Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco on Monday said that beef has never been banned in Goa during the Congress rule since it is not meat of cow, but buffalo, ox, etc, which is consumed by a large section of Goan society.r Reacting to the statement made by BJP National president, Amit Shah that cow slaughter ban was enacted in Goa by the Congress regime, Reginaldo said the Congress government came to power in Goa only on January 16, 1980, adding that the MGP government was at the helm of affairs in Goa and the Janata Party at the Centre from March 24, 1977 to January 14, 1980.r “Goemkars, be they Hindus or Catholics or Muslims know how to maintain the communal harmony in their Goa and would not slaughter a cow for eating purpose because it is a matter of reverse for our Goemkar Hindu brothers and sisters,” he said, while demanding to know why the BJP is not acting against the new outfits masquerading as Gau Rakshaks, and killing fellow human beings in BJP-ruled states in the name of cow.r He has further demanded to know what prevents Amit Shah to direct his Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take sternest of the stern action against the lumpen elements who are creating mayhem in the name of cow vigilantism. “Does Amit Shah and his Central and state government take dictates from their masters operating from Nagpur to subjugate the minorities and weaker sections of the society. Please remember that we the people of Goa can never get divided in the name of your latest divisive venomous agenda of cow slaughter because Goemkar Catholics and Muslims, etc do not believe or adhere to the view in killing cow for food,” he said, while urging the BJP leaders not to mix cow slaughter issue with eating of beef in Goa.r He also demanded an apology from the BJP national president to the travelling public, the security violations at the airport, while demanding action against the authorities responsible for the lapses.

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