We dream of a Goa free from drugs, crime and sexual predators: Congress

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Panaji, (Goa), [India], Feb. 1 (ANI): Announcing the Congress' vision for Goa ahead of the upcoming polls, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asserted that grand old party is aiming to ensure Goa becomes free from the menace of drugs, crimes and the perils of sexual predators. "Overwhelming support and all-round blessings of people of Goa has ensured that Congress party will form the next government in Goa. Drug, crime and other sexual predator-free Goa, that's the Goa that we dream of," Surjewala said in a press conference Tuesday. "We call the paradigm of formation of government in Goa by the Congress party as TEA, a transparent government, empowered Goa and accountable government, which is Congress party's vision for Goa," he told ANI. He added that this entire paradigm of development for the people of Goa can be termed as "We Shine". Which stands for water and electricity, employment, special status, health, institutionalizing mining reforms, natural development of Goa as a tourism hub and ensuring a drug and crime free state. "Our slogan depicts power to the people and power for people's welfare. That is the motto of the Congress party," Surjewala further said. He said that under their manifesto the following provisions will be made available to the people of Goa: 1. Rs. 5000 monthly allowance to every youth whose income is less than Rs. 1 lakh. 2. Reducing the minimum qualification for unskilled jobs to 8th standard 3. Free wifi in schools, colleges, universities and professional institutions 4. Creating a new sports university in Goa 5. Five litre petrol pass every month to every student who is 18 years of age and above 6. Creation of a mining fund. Ahead of the assembly polls in five states of the country, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is holding rallies in various cities of the states to ensure the Congress secures a significant number of seats. Goa goes to polls on February 4. (ANI)