Panaji: A senior Congress MLA on Wednesday opined on the floor of the House that Goa should be reverted back to the status of Union Territory.
Congress MLA Ravi Naik, who is also a former Chief Minister, told the House that considering the financial situation of the state, we should be thinking to get back the UT status.
“We were getting all the financial benefit from the center when we were Union Territory. It is my personal opinion and I strongly feel that Goa should be reverted to the UT,” said Naik, who represents Ponda Assembly Constituency.
Goa became full-fledged State in the year 1987 detaching itself from former Portuguese colonies of Daman and Diu.
“Statehood has become a negative point for Goa, we don’t get revenue, we used to get help from the central government. Goa’s financial status is bad,” Naik said.