Soon after accessing the throne, Parrikar ‘Bhai’ cracks the whip!
It’s been just few days since former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar took charge as Chief Minister of Goa. Since ‘ascending the throne’ he has decided to prove his mettle once more. Cracking the whip on the evils that plague Goan society, Parrikar issues his ‘edict’ for reforms.
Firstly, he has instructed police to crack the whip on drug-trade and late night parties in the state.“Strict instructions have been given to the police department to crack down on late-night parties and trafficking or sale of drugs in the state,” Parrikar told reporters on Wednesday.
Secondly, the chief minister also asked police to remove encroachments, including make-shift stalls selling various commodities, on the highways. “All such sales along the highways would be restrained except the sale of local vegetables if it is not hindering the traffic movement,” he said.
Thirdly, Parrikar opined that any crime against women would not be tolerated in the state. “Every complaint of crime against women would be investigated in detail and thorough action would be taken,” he said.
Fourthly, Parrikar also asked “lethargic government servants” to improve their conduct. “We are aware that some government servants are acting lethargic. I am giving them time of seven to eight days to correct themselves,” “I am giving that much time (7-8 days), not more than that. After that action would be taken,” Parrikar said.
Last, but not the least,( I believe there will be more on the anvil of reforms), CM said, “The budget has been drafted considering the concerns of the people in the state. I had very less time to draft the budget, so many of the things might not find place in it but it (budget) will indicate some of the policy decisions. The budget will deliver the promises without pinching (referring to taxes) the people,” he assured., it seems like Goa wind of change will finally Goa. In the past promises were made only to be broken by the various governments and their CM’s. Goans have lost all confidence in the political system and are desperately looking for a change. Will this be that change? Only time will tell.
Actions speak louder than words. And if the CM is to be believed, then Goa will finally experience a wind of change. In the past, promises were made only to be broken by the various governments and their CM’s. Currently, Goans have lost all confidence in the political system and are desperately looking for a change. Will this be that change? Only time will tell.
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