As the water woes of people of Tiswadi and Ponda continued for the 6th day, Congress has demanded for the resignation of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for his failure to handle the situation. The people of two talukas are suffering from a major water crisis since August 15, after landslide of the earth embankment at the Curti-Khandepar that caused a breakdown of major 900 mm dia DI and 750 mm dia CI pipelines, supplying water to these two areas.
Since then, the government has been giving out deadlines after deadlines to restore the water supply. The people at present are relying on tankers and bottle water to meet their day-to-day requirements. Addressing media persons on Tuesday, Congress State President Girish Chodankar said that the Chief Minister should take moral responsibility and resign from the post for failing to provide the basic need of the people that is water. This Liberation Day, Goa to get a State anthem in Konkani
"BJP government has created a record of no water in two talukas for six days. This is yet another history under their name. This shows how much they are incapable to handle administration. Water is a basic necessity. And till date, there is no sign of water being supplied to the people," Chodankar said.