Panaji: Opposition BJP in a bid to lure
electorate ahead of the March 3 Goa Assembly polls has hit the
campaign announcing a slew of measures catering to various
sections of society, including the women and elderly.
Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar announced that
the alliance of BJP and Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
will raise the social security benefit for elderly from
current Rs 1,000 per month to Rs 2000, if voted to power.
Parrikar, who was addressing a public rally in Ponda
town last evening said, the combine has listed out several
socially beneficial measures in their election manifesto,
which will be released in next couple of days.
The Dayanand social security scheme initiated by
Parrikar during his tenure as chief minister offers pension to
elderly above 60 years, widows and the handicapped.
The BJP-MGP alliance has also promised to pay Rs 1,000
per month to women if got elected.
Parrikar said if the combine given a popular mandate,
it would ensure that social indicators in the state remain
"We will ensure that everyone gets benefit and there
is proper development in the state. Congress rule has left
state in financial and social shambles," Parrikar told the
Among other issues he raised was that of indisposed
plastic waste and overhead power lines.
MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar said "BJP-MGP are
natural allies and are aiming to provide good governance to
Out of total of 40 seats, BJP is contesting on 31
seats, MGP 8 and both the parties are supporting Independent
Nirmala Sawant who is contesting from Cumbharjua constituency.