BJP objects to Assembly on Ramanavami

PTI, PANAJI | 26 February 2010 13:18 IST

Swearing in the name of Lord Ram, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it will object to holding of assembly session on Ramnavami, on 24 March.

"They (government) have forgotten that there is Ramnavami. this is possible only in Ravan rajya," opposition leader Manohar Parrikar reacted.
 
He said the party will bring this issue in the business advisory committee meeting. Goa celebrates Ramnavami, birth of Lord Ram, in various temples spread across the state.
 
Goa legislative assembly is summoned from March 22 to March 26 to pass the annual budget.
 
BJP, which is the single largest opposition in the assembly, has said they will not allow the government to hold the session on Ramnavami day.
 
"The session starts at 11.30 a.m. and we have to come to the office at 9 a.m. to prepare for question hour. When shall we get time to go to temple? It's okay for the ministers as they are assisted by their officers," Parrikar said.
 
He clarified that the party's stand is not specific to Ramnavami, but feels that session should not be held during religious days, irrespective of religion.  

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Dear Mr. Joe Rebello,

Don’t get so furious about the issue, it is very simple English, it seems that you have failed to interpret / understand the same, Mr. Parrikar has clearly said that irrespective of any religious day, session should not be held. If you don’t understand the meaning of the simple English, what Mr. Parrikar can do?

Secondly, why you are simply crying about good Friday’s holiday’ which actually you are still having, looks like you are a Government servant who is interested only in holidays and not in work.

- Purushottam Sandye , Ponda Goa | 17 th March 2010 09:43

 

Purshottam Sandye, I hope you understand English well or ask someone to help you. Read this below quote from the topic as uttered by Parrikar **"They (government) have forgotten that there is Ramnavami. This is possible only in Ravan rajya," opposition leader Manohar Parrikar reacted. ** unquote.

What does this sentence say? He feels that the sessions should not be held on religious days, then why has he done away with most of the religious holidays? Why was he doing away with the Good Friday holiday? Do not be ignorant and just because you are a pro-BJP, don't write such pro-Parrikar comment and try to defend him.

- Joe Rebello, Panjim | 15 th March 2010 18:24

 

I don’t think there should be any chaos over the statement issued by BJP / Parrikar because the last sentence I think is self explanatory, Quote “He clarified that the party's stand is not specific to Ramnavami, but feels that session should not be held during religious days, irrespective of religion. “ Unquote

- Purushottam Sandye, Ponda Goa | 15 th March 2010 10:31

 

If I am not mistaken, Hindu scriptures state that Karma within a role in society is the utmost priority in a person's life. e.g. As a Warrior, Arjuna was asked by Krishna to fight the war and not think about the consequences.

My suggestion to BJP is to do better work if they want to win votes rather then playing cheap politics

The Ministers in the State and Centre need to start answering the common man as to how they spent the tax payers money ... other then partying in Delhi and roaming/purchasing flashy cars. Accountability - in one word to sum it all. They should be working max hours with minimum holidays

- Amit, Goa | 12 th March 2010 13:07

 

I think Mr. Parrikar and the other BJP members should somewhat revive their memory. It was Parrikar who abolished most of the festival holidays during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Goa. And now for what is this issue of holding an Assembly session on Ramnavami day? In fact it should be considered as an auspicious day.

If he (Parrikar) could do away with major festival holidays, then what is wrong in holding the Assembly session on Ramnavami day?

If I am not mistaken, Parrikar even tried to do away with Good Friday holiday. What kind of a rajya then? Stop all these silly fights and stick to unity. Do not create chaos in the state in the name of religion and do not make a mountain out of an ant hill. – Menino (Valpoi/UK)

- Menino G.P.T. Fernandes (Valpoi/UK), United Kingdom | 01 st March 2010 02:48

 

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