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Reappointed GTDC chief, Sopte says he is happy

Panaji: Newly re-elected Bharatiya Janata Party MLA of Mandrem assembly constituency Dayanand Sopte has said that he is satisfied with the chairmanship of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) following his reappointment as the GTDC chief by the government.

After taking over the charge of GTDC on Tuesday, in the presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Sopte said that he is happy with the responsibility given to him by BJP.

It may be noted that Sopte, after resigning as Congress MLA in October last year, had said that he has been promised a ministerial berth by the BJP central leadership in New Delhi after getting re-elected in bypoll. However, Sopte did not get any ministerial berth after winning the by-election.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister stated that people should not oppose projects in the name of environment, as such projects can generate more employment. He clarified that being a part of the government, it is also his responsibility to conserve environment and added that the government is doing its best.

The Chief Minister also said that the GTDC chairman will review all the pending projects proposed by the corporation in the past.

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