Sonia asked 10 questions ahead of her state tour

Sonia Gandhi`s visit to Goa, state`s main opposition- BJP has sent her a letter asking ten "crucial" questions, mostly concerning the state.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 20:15 PM IST

Panaji: Ahead of the Congress president
Sonia Gandhi`s visit to Goa, state`s main opposition- BJP has
sent her a letter asking ten "crucial" questions, mostly
concerning the state, which they expect to be answered during
her public speech here.

BJP Goa Unit Chief Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters
here on Thursday that they have faxed ten questions to Gandhi`s
office in New Delhi. "We have got a confirmation from her
office about receiving our fax," he said.

Parsekar said that the questions asked to Gandhi
highlight the "gross misdeeds" of the Congress-led government
in the state and their "inefficiency to handle basic issues".

Gandhi will be in Goa on December 17 to address a
public rally in the capital city of Panaji. Congress leaders
have claimed that she would be speaking on the subject of the
roadmap for Goa for the next 25 years.

The party has claimed the involvement of Goa Chief
Minister Digambar Kamat and other party leaders like Joaquim
Alemao, Subhash Shirodkar, Aleix Sequeira and Vishwajit Rane
in the illegal mining scam in the state.

The party has also asked Congress` stand on the
Regional Plan 2021, a futuristic land-use plan, which has been
opposed by several NGOs and grass-root level organisations
like panchayats.

"We have asked her whether the party is ready to
scrap the plan in the interest of the Goans," he said.

The main opposition party has also pointed out that
the state government adopts partisan attitude while allotting
jobs to the youths of the state.

The issues like politicians amassing wealth and drug
trafficking are raised through the letter.

"We are surprised that Sonia Gandhi, who has nothing
to do with Goa, will be deciding the roadmap for the state. It
is an insult of the elected representatives," he said adding
that Gandhi should answer the questions raised by the party,
"if she claims to be pro-Goa".

PTI