Ramakant Khalap Highlights Development Work in Pernem, Criticizes Lack of Local Employment

Khalap, Congress's North Goa candidate, highlights development work in Pernem, criticizes lack of local jobs at Mopa airport and Ayush hospital, and calls for infrastructure projects to address safety concerns.

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Ramakant Khalap Highlights Development Work in Pernem, Criticizes Lack of Local Employment

Ramakant Khalap Highlights Development Work in Pernem, Criticizes Lack of Local Employment

Ramakant Khalap, the INDIA bloc's North Goa Lok Sabha candidate from the Congress Party, highlighted his development work in Pernem taluka, which he termed "close to his heart" while campaigning on Monday. Khalap spoke about setting up a school in Varkhand and opposing bauxite mining in Mopa.

The Congress candidate criticized the lack of local employment at the newly opened Mopa airport and Ayush hospital in Pernem. "Outsiders have secured these jobs," Khalap stated, raising concerns about opportunities for residents in the taluka.

Khalap also emphasized the need for underpasses and overbridges in Ugvem and Dhargal for the safety of locals. He said these infrastructure projects are necessary to prevent accidents and ensure smooth traffic flow in the area.

Congress leaders, including Aldona MLA Adv Carlos Alvares Ferreira and Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar, pointed out several unresolved issues in Pernem taluka. They highlighted the lack of a taxi counter at the Mopa airport, which has been a long-standing demand of local taxi operators.

The leaders also mentioned the pending demand for an underpass at Ugvem and Tulaskarwadi, as well as the stalled sports city project at Dhargal. Sand mining at Patradevi and Devsu was another issue raised by the Congress, with concerns about its environmental impact and the need for regulation.

Why this matters: The issues raised by Ramakant Khalap and Congress leaders in Pernem taluka reflect the challenges faced by locals in terms of employment, infrastructure, and environmental protection. As the Lok Sabha elections approach, addressing these concerns will be crucial for candidates to win the support of voters in the region.

Khalap's campaign in Pernem taluka aimed to highlight his past development work and his commitment to resolving pending issues. With the Congress party raising these problems, the onus will be on the ruling BJP government to address them and provide solutions to the people of Pernem. The outcome of the elections will likely depend on which candidate and party can effectively tackle these local challenges and win the trust of the electorate.

Key Takeaways

  • Ramakant Khalap, Congress candidate, highlighted development work in Pernem taluka.
  • Criticized lack of local employment at Mopa airport and Ayush hospital in Pernem.
  • Emphasized need for underpasses and overbridges in Ugvem and Dhargal for safety.
  • Congress leaders raised issues like lack of taxi counter at Mopa airport, pending demands.
  • Addressing local concerns crucial for candidates to win voter trust in Lok Sabha polls.