Manohar Parrikar said he exhorted government officials to make Swachh Bharat a “personal agenda”.

Government offices in Goa will soon ban all plastic from their premises as part of a Swachh Bharat initiative, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.Parrikar said he exhorted government officials to make Swachh Bharat a “personal agenda”.Addressing the media at the Secretariat, Parrikar also said the BJP-led coalition government was targetting near total coverage of government financial transactions via digital mode by March 2018.

Panaji: Government offices in Goa will soon ban all plastic from their premises as part of a Swachh Bharat initiative, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.Parrikar said he exhorted government officials to make Swachh Bharat a “personal agenda”.

Addressing the media at the Secretariat, Parrikar also said the BJP-led coalition government was targetting near total coverage of government financial transactions via digital mode by March 2018.”We are preparing the memo and no plastic will be used by government department,” Parrikar said.The Chief Minister said that on Tuesday he addressed a meeting of all government departments where he spelled out his government’s vision for Swachh Bharat, which included banning the use of plastic from government offices.

“I have told them to consider it as their personal agenda. They should not use plastic in government offices,” Parrikar said.Parrikar said his government was targetting 99.99 per cent coverage for government financial transactions to go digital by March 2018.”We plan to achieve that target or come close to it,” Parrikar said.

With Manohar Parrikar On Health Leave, Congress Stakes Claim In Goa

The Goa Congress claims that it has support of legislators from other parties and can form the government

As Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been in and out of hospitals for treatment in the last few months, the Congress has alleged that the administration had “collapsed” and today staked claim to form the government. While the BJP has maintained that the alliance government in the coastal state is stable and no demand has been made for change in leadership, the Goa Congress demanded that the BJP-led state government be dismissed.

The Congress, which has 16 members in the 40-member state Assembly, submitted a memorandum to the Governor Mridula Sinha, urging her not to dissolve the Assembly and instead invite the Congress to form the government, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said.

He added that the state is not in a position to face another election within one-and-half year as that would mean stress on the state exchequer.

“The party urged the governor not to consider dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly, which is a possibility considering internal fighting in the ruling alliance and illness of Parrikar,” Mr Kavlekar told news agency Press Trust of India.

He claimed the Congress has support of legislators from other parties and can form the government. “We will prove our majority on the floor of the House,” he said.

The Goa Congress members, however, are yet to meet the governor, who is currently travelling and is expected to return tomorrow.

The Congress move comes after a BJP central team met former Goa party lawmakers earlier today. After the meet, senior BJP leader Ram Lal said that the allies have reiterated their support to the BJP.

“We have taken everyone’s opinion which would be shared with leaders in Delhi to take a decision,” Mr Lal said.

Mr Parrikar’s worsening health has subjected the BJP to attacks from the Congress which had won more seats but failed to stitch an alliance with enough numbers in the assembly. The BJP managed support of smaller parties — the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three independents — and formed the government.

Mr Parrikar, 62, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, was admitted to the AIIMS on Saturday. He had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the United States earlier this year. Some other ministers in his cabinet have also been keeping unwell. Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza is currently undergoing treatment in New York and Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar suffered a brainstroke a few months back. 

Seeing Veer Savarkar in books, the student group of that group can again show up in 2019 elections, Janeu

Nehru’s photograph has now been replaced with a photograph of Savarkar.

Seeing Veer Savarkar in books, the student group of that group can again show up in 2019 elections, Janeu 
The political party, which tells its national president Janayoghari Hindu, wants to fight the next general elections, but the student organization of the same political party has flared up after seeing the martyr Veer Savarkar, the immortal freedom fighter of the freedom movement in the books. Yes, Hmm is talking about the country’s main opposition political party Congress student NSUI of Congress. Let us tell you that when the involvement of Veer Savarkar in Goa’s course, NSUI has accused Goa government of saffronisation of education. 
Let us know that Congress student wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) said on Wednesday that the photo of Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from the tenth grade social science book. Instead of Nehru’s photo, now the photo of Vinayak Savarkar, who is the originator of Hindu Rashtra, and fought for freedom, has been photographed. NSUI Goa Chief, Ahraj Mulla said, “It is very sad that the BJP removed Nehru’s photo from the text book and took photographs of Savarkar. 
Mulla said that BJP is trying to “change history”. Tomorrow, he will remove Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and ask questions about what Congress has done in 60 years. They have to decide that they do not change history. Our ancestors have given us this. India and the Contemporary World 2-Democratic Politics, History and Political Science book. The last version has a photo of Sevagram Ashram at page number 68 on 1935. It contains Nehru’s photographs with Mahatma Gandhi and Maulana Azad. 
It contains Nehru’s photographs with Mahatma Gandhi and Maulana Azad. Nehru’s photograph has now been replaced with a photograph of Savarkar. NSUI says that to give Savarkar place in books is to saffron education. NSUI believes that the Goa government is working on the agenda of the Sangh and under one conspiracy, Savarkar has been given a place in the school curriculum so that the agenda of the Hindu nationalism of the organization can be implemented. NSUI has said that the Goa government will have to remove Savarkar from the book, otherwise NSUI will perform.