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

…But govt refuses to concede ground on RP21

Vijai seeks debate in Assembly, says it’s the right forum

17th May 2018, 02:50 Hrs

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PANAJI

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that he would place before the Goa Legislative Assembly the issues being raised about the Regional Plan 2021 because the Assembly is the “right forum.”  

“There’s nothing sacrosanct about any decision, and I will not shy away from taking strong steps that meet the aspirations of the people, provided those discourses happen, in keeping with the highest democratic norms, on the floor of the House by the representatives of the people,” Sardesai said.  

“The Assembly is the right forum not only because it’s appropriate but also where the voice of the people is clearly and most powerfully heard,” Sardesai said.

Sardesai claimed he was sensitive to the voice of the people as expressed through the Goencho Avaaz protests and that he has “approached the issue of RP21 with an objectivity, few others will have.”

This he said was possible because he had “no stake in it”.  


TCP MINISTER ‘IN DEFENCE’

The Assembly is the right forum not only because it’s  appropriate but also where the voice of the people is clearly and most  powerfully heardThere’s nothing sacrosanct about any decision, and I will  not shy away from taking strong steps that meet the aspirations of the  people, provided those discourses happen, in keeping with the highest democratic norms

   I had no part in RP21 creation, in its planning or in its  notification and my involvement is purely in the capacity of a cabinet  minister of the day in charge of TCP, duty bound, without fear or  favour, to implement what’s best for the people and the State of Goa




Congress accepts the gauntlet on RP21, 

says ready to face challenge in House



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MARGAO

Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijai Sardesai’s googly to the opposition that the controversial RP21 issue needs to be discussed and resolved on the floor of the House, saw the Congress leadership accepting the gauntlet, making it clear that party is ready to bat any ball bowled by Sardesai, both within and outside the Legislative Assembly on the issue.   

If the TCP Minister tried to push the ball in the court of the Opposition, especially the Congress, whose MLAs had clamoured for the operationalising the RP21 by moving a cut motion in the House, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief Girish Chodankar said the Congress is ready to face any challenge, both within the Assembly and outside, to get the Regional Plan scrapped in tune with the sentiments of the Goan people.   

“If the TCP Minister feels that the Assembly is the right forum to resolve public issues, our party is ready to face the challenge. We are clear that the RP21 should go,” Girish asserted.   

Saying the Congress party election manifesto will form the basis and the guide for the party leaders and MLAs vis-à-vis the stand of the Congress on the RP21, Girish replied in the positive when asked WHAT THE GPCC CHIEF SAYS

If the TCP Minister feels that the Assembly is the right forum to resolve public issues, the party is ready to face the challenge   

The Congress manifesto says it in unambiguous terms that the party will reformulate the RP21 under the provisions of the newly reformed TCP Act   

The Congress party election manifesto will form the basis and the guide for the party leaders and MLAs vis-à-vis the stand of the Congress on the RP21   



FLASHBACK: 

Cong Vision

Document

‘Right to Identity’: “We shall amend the Regional Plan 2021 and reformulate it under the provisions of a newly reformed TCP Act. The newly amended TCP Act shall incorporate mandatory provisions under the 73rd and 74th Amendment, Environment Protection Act and the Heritage Protection Act.”   

‘Right to Good Governance’: “Scrap all PDAs. TCP will provide technical support for planning, execution and monitoring to local bodies.” 

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