Panaji, Jan 23 (IECurrentAffairs) The Congress in Goa has sought another eight day’s time to study draft tourism policy of the state.
Addressing a press conference at state assembly at Porvorim, near the city, on Tuesday, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar said time of eight days was being sought so that party MLAs could submit their suggestion and opinion on the policy.
The decision was taken after holding a meeting of tourism stakeholders and Congress Legislature Party (CLP).
Mr Kavlekar said when the tourism policy would be adopted it should not have shortcomings and therfore it should decided taking everybody into confidence.
He alleged that suggestions given by tourism stakeholders to tourism director were not taken into accounting while drafting the policy.
”There is no problem if the announcement of the policy is delayed but it should be perfect. Tourism stakeholders told in the meeting that their suggestions were not taken into account. This should not happen. The policy should not be just a showoff. It should benefit people,” he said.
Earlier, on January 17, 2019, the party had sought ten days time to study draft tourism policy and make its opinion on the same.
In a letter written to Tourism Director, Mr Kavlekar had said,”Congress Legislative Party (CLP) members have requested for additional period of at least ten days to express their opinion, comments, suggestions with regards to the proposed draft tourism policy..Proposed draft of Goa tourism policy is very exhaustive and it requires detailed examination on various matters and therefore, it may take more time to study and express our comments.”
On January 16, 2019, a meeting was called to discuss draft tourism policy at the Secretariat but only four MLAs had turned up in the meeting.