Thursday 29 September 2016
facebook.com/Outlookindia twitter.com/outlookindia digimag.outlookindia.com instagram.com/outlookindia youtube.com/user/OutlookMagazine

Special Status: Goa MLA Suggests Mass Resignation, CM Rejects

Panaji

Goa's Independent legislator Vijay Sardesai today suggested that all the 40 MLAs in the state should resign, to press the demand for special status for the state.

Sardesai's suggestion, made on the floor of the House, was, however, outrightly rejected by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who equated it with "committing suicide".

"I don't agree with what Sardesai has been saying. This is like committing suicide. I think positive. We will get the special status done," Parrikar said, responding to a Calling Attention motion moved by his party colleague Pramod Sawant on the issue.

Participating in the discussion, Sardesai said all the 40 legislators should resign "creating constitutional deadlock" so that the demand for special status is conceded by the Centre.

"Let's face the elections again. Let the election be fought on this issue," he opined.

The Calling Attention motion was moved today after the Centre had earlier rejected Goa's special status request and told the Rajya Sabha that such a demand was not justifiable.

Parrikar said the Centre's stand in Rajya Sabha was based on unclear proposal sent by the previous state government.

A new comprehensive proposal giving a crystal clear definition on their demand of special status would be presented to the Centre in September, he said.

"We don't want financial special status. We want special status to preserve our culture, identity and land," the chief minister said, pointing out that the state Legislative Assembly had adopted a resolution for the same in May 2013.

© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.
Indian Charged for Forcing Dancers Into Prostitution in US Katju Demands Permanent Visa for Taslima
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store

Post a Comment

You are not logged in, please Log in or Register
  • Daily Mail
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
OUTLOOK ON TWITTER
POLLS

More than a decade after India first started the procurement process, it has finally inked an €8bn agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault. The original deal was to buy 126 Rafales to replace the accident-prone Russian MiG-21s. Ultimately, the government offered to buy only 36 ready-to-fly planes.

POLL STARTED ON: Sep 26, 2016
Quiz
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
QUIZ STARTED ON: Aug 11, 2016
Advertisement