It’s wrong to say CAA will impact Goa tribals: Prakash Velip
Panaji: BJP state vice president and Chairman of SC/ST commission Prakash Velip said that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will have no impact on the tribal community in Goa or anywhere else.
Velip said that Goa’s tribal community is original inhabitant of this place, and has a history of 60,000 years.
“We are originally from here. The law like CAA will have no impact on us. In fact, it will not impact anyone,” he said.
He was speaking on Prime TV’s daily show “Prime Encounter.”
POLITICAL RESERVATION FOR TRIBALS BY 2022
Velip also said that he is hopeful that the political reservation for tribals would be a reality by 2022 elections. He said that BJP is positive about giving political reservation to the tribal communities.
The tribal community members have given memorandum to Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief minister Pramod Sawant.
TIME WILL TELL ABOUT MY POLITICAL AMBITIONS
Velip, when asked about contesting the election, said that only time will tell. “I am more interested in social work. Politics is not my aim,” said the 66-year-old leader.
200 CASES OF ATTROCITIES ON TRIBALS WITH COMMISSION
He said that more than 200 cases of atrocities on tribals are filed with the commission. He said that the cases are mostly related to promotions in various government departments.