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“I can understand if someone gives his reaction, after the


Budget is presented. I can also understand that the Opposition can criticise the Budget. But the amount of hardwork these parties are doing to prepare the draft to attack the government is more than that (hardwork) being put in by the Finance Minister himself. This behaviour is not good for the democracy,” Modi said.

Referring to the period of political instability that Goa faced in the 1990s, Modi said for last several years, the State had suffered the malady of instability.

“This election will rid the State of this illness. Due to instability, Goa was lacking on various parameters of development. Between 1990-2000, Goa witnessed more than a dozen Chief Ministers in 10 years,” he said.

He made an appeal to the people to give “comfortable majority” to BJP in Goa elections.

“If you give us a comfortable majority, I assure you that we will make Goa most comfortable state in the country,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that BJP led central government in last 25 months has contributed to Goa more than what all the former governments have given collectively during last 50 years.

“You can imagine! At one side there is a total of 50 years and another side just 25 months, this is the pace at which we are going,” he said.

Modi said “It is unfortunate that Goa has more leaders who are busy doing bad for others compared to few leaders who are interested in welfare of others. They are never happy when there is welfare of Goa. They themselves are also not interested in doing anything good for Goa.” Indirectly referring to the Opposition, Modi said those who are here to cut into the votes of others are actually damaging the democracy.

“They are pickpockets of democracy and can never think of welfare of others. They don t miss any chance to weaken the democracy,” he said.

The Opposition parties were trying to spread rumours that tourism industry will be finished due to demonetisation.

“In fact, there has been an increase in the tourism in the country and the maximum benefit goes to Goa. This is happening because Goa government has created infrastructure keeping in mind the requirement of tourism industry,” he said.

The PM also the union government has decided to relax visa norms to help tourism. “We have started giving arrival visa and e-visas and it will benefit Goa and people of the state,” he said.

“It is sad to see that some of the leaders and political parties shy away from discussing the issues of development,” he said.

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)