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CM Sawant Says No Assembly Session in Goa Amid Spike of Coronavirus Cases

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant (PTI)

Speaking to reporters right here, Pramod Sawant, additionally the Education Minister, stated that the Goa authorities had not but taken any resolution on reopening the faculties.

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  • Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 8:42 PM IST

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stated on Tuesday that an Assembly session can’t be convened at a time when coronavirus instances had been peaking within the coastal state.

Speaking to reporters right here, Sawant, additionally the Education Minister, stated that the Goa authorities had not but taken any resolution on reopening the faculties.






“There can be no Assembly at present when the cases are at their highest. The Budget has been passed… the Speaker can call an Assembly session in consultation with all parties,” Sawant stated.

“We have not said that we are starting schools. We will first consult the Headmasters Association, the Parent-Teacher Associations, management committees and only then take a decision,” the Chief Minister stated.

On Monday, former Deputy Chief Minister and opposition MLA Sudin Dhavalikar had written to the appearing Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, urging him to convene an Assembly session to debate vital points just like the state’s alleged lack of ability to deal with the pandemic, ongoing Mhadei interstate water dispute, and continued ban on mining within the state.

Goa has 25,511 confirmed instances, of which 315 sufferers have died ever for the reason that pandemic broke out in March.


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