Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji
Panaji, Apr 8: The state government appears to have no clue on how to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases in Goa, Congress said questioning the rationale behind the withdrawal of Section 144 in the state even as cases continue to rise.
Questioning the rationale behind the withdrawal of Section 144 in the state even as cases continue to rise, Congress slammed the decision and said that the state government appears to have no clue on how to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state. Girish Chodankar, state Congress president held chief minister Pramod Sawant responsible for the sharp rise in cases and said that Sawant's decision-making lacked logical process.
"The chief minister should take major decisions based on certain factors. Across Goa, people are confused about the imposition of Section 144 and its removal a few days later," Chodankar said. Congress has also demanded that the chief minister along with other BJP MLAs and BJP functionaries be booked for organising gatherings and birthday parties and not following social distancing norms and Covid SOPs.
"BJP deliberately pushed people into Covid pandemic once again with their celebrations of birthdays, foundation day event, Hunar Haat exhibition and other gatherings. We demand that Goa director general of police first book the chief minister and all other BJP functionaries for violating Section 144 at Mandrem and also against the organisers of Hunar Haat," he said.