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The Goa Congress today accused the BJP-led state government of "failing" to fulfil the assurances given on the floor of the House during the monsoon session of the Assembly. The opposition party said they would decide their next course of action after one month. At a meeting held here yesterday, the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) took stock of the assurances made and fulfilled by the government. "Majority of the assurances given on the floor of the House by the ruling benches were not fulfilled.
We realised that apart from Governor's assent to the bills like amendment to the Agriculture Tenancy Act and Goa Preservation of Trees Act, no other promises are realised," Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said today. The Goa Preservation of Trees Act was amended recently to declassify the coconut tree as "tree" from its earlier definition of "palm". The Tenancy Act was amended bringing back the related cases from court to mamlatdars. Kavlekar admitted that the delay in fulfilling the assurances could be due to the poll code which was in force ahead of the Panaji and Valpoi bypolls held last month. "We are giving one month's time to the government to fulfil the assurances. However, if they fail, we will decide on our future action," he said.
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