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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No merger of Konkani-speaking villages with Goa

Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Monday clarified that the Goa government would not approve the demand of the Goa Konkani Rajya Ekikaran Manch and Samyukta Gomanthaka Manch, the two Konkani organisations which have launched an agitation demanding the merger of Konkani-speaking villages Joida and Haliyal with Goa.

"We do not encourage such activities," he told mediapersons on Monday. He was returning to Goa with his family, after visiting Shirdi in Maharashtra. "The agitation does not have the backing of the Goans. I do notknow anyone from these organisations or why they want to merge these areas with Goa," Kamat said.

Kamat also said that these agitators neither met him nor discussed the issue with him. "If they have any problems, let them discuss it with the authorities," he said.

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