Tourism master plan is anti-public: AAP

Accusing the state government of shunning local communities from consultations in designing the tourism master plan for the state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said the government has cleared and signed deals to allegedly gain election funds.

 “The tourism master plan for the state is against the public and will have adverse affects on Goa’s ecosystem, as deals have been hushed up in the final six months of the government’s tenure. Neither the people at large nor constitutional democratic institutions, such as village panchayats and gram sabhas are being consulted,” party spokesperson Rupesh Shinkre said.
The party also stated that the proposals being signed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government would be reviewed if the AAP came to power.
“If brought to power, the AAP government will come up with fresh proposals for which inputs will be taken from the local population through mohalla and gram sabhas,” Shinkre added.