After J&K, Centre may turn Goa into UT: Congress leader

Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro, here on Tuesday, expressed the apprehension that Goa could also be turned into a Union Territory (UT) with a law similar to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, however, said it was "impossible" to dissolve Goa as a state.

Faleiro was speaking on a motion to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the bifurcation of J&K, turning it into two UTs -- J&K and Ladakh -- and scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution.

"Under the same draconian law, Goa can be converted into an UT or can be even merged with Maharashtra," Faleiro said in the Assembly.

In India's first referendum in 1967, Goa, liberated from the Portuguese rule in 1961, voted to remain an independent territory in the Indian Union instead of being merged with Maharashtra. After being an UT for more than two decades, Goa attained statehood in 1987.

Responding to Faleiro's statement, Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho accused the Congress leader of raising "unnecessary" fears and said he was not aware of the ground realities in J&K.

The Chief Minister also urged Faleiro to speak with caution as "it is impossible to dissolve Goa as a state".

--IANS

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  • - samir sardana

    The sample of the Goan Chor Matka Pandoos and Baboos ! dindooohindoo The worth of the Goan DOV The Pathetic “pace and quality” of investigations and enquiry by the Department of Vigilance ,is in the public domain more than a year after the date when the Applicant sought the under-stated information from the DOV), and so, information related thereto, is in public interest (It might be noted that no propriety or efficiency audit /review of the DOV has ever been carried out by the AG/CAG or any other external agency) - it is staffed by Nassara Chammiyas and Konkan Ghatis Type A ·Vigilance complaints against 32% gazetted and 68% non-gazetted officers not disposed; Gross violation of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 that mandate disposal of cases in six months ·https://www.heraldgoa.in/Goa-News/87-corruption-cases-against-Govt-officials-pending-in-past-18-years/133331.html Type B ·In the last three years, the Vigilance Department has completed investigation in only 53 cases. ·https://www.heraldgoa.in/The-Sunday-Roundtable/The-Sunday-Roundtable/vigilance-dept-investigated-only-53-cases-in-3-years/15604.html Type C ·The CAG has pointed out corruption,revenue loss/leakage and criminal negligence leading to potential losses of Rs. 2500 crores to 4000 crores (while the ACB and the DOV are sleeping) Then you have the Pandoos in the ACB - who are pimps and blackmailers for the CM ! Limpet Limpdick Black skinned trash with Nil IQ - chammiyas and mongrels liker Anand Kuckoookar

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