MGP resolves to name upcoming Mopa Airport after Late Dayanand Bandodkar


Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party passed a resolution to name upcoming Mopa International Airport in North Goa after its founder and first Goa chief minister later Dayanand alias Bhausaheb Bandodkar.

MGP’s Central Committee chaired by its President Deepak Dhavalikar on Sunday passed the resolution which would be forwarded to the State government for a follow up.

 Dhavalikar said that the Central Committee on Sunday passed the resolution as it would be befitting tribute to late Bandodkar who had shaped the future of Goa after taking over the reigns of the state post liberation.

Bandodkar was the first chief minister of Goa after the state was liberated in the year 1961 from 450-year-long Portuguese rule.

Dhavalikar said that Bandodkar led government gave people-friendly and poor-friendly laws to the state and it was the most non-corrupt government.

Different opinions are expressed over naming of Mopa Airport. A section of people are demanding that it should be named after Goa’s first leader of opposition late Jack Sequeira, while there is another section which supports it being named after Bandodkar.

BJP Goa Spokesman Savio Rodrigues had recently demanded that the Airport be named after late Sequeira as he was instrumental in keeping Goa as a separate identity during anti-merger Opinion Poll. Rodrigues had recealled that late Sequeira was responsible for Goa not being merged with Maharashtra.


  1. MGP will get the benefits from the BJP and after 4 years MGP will resign from the BJP and MGP will contest election against the BJP. MGP is doing this for the BJP in the last every election. BJP should ask MGP to Merge with the BJP before MGP contest the next election against the BJP.


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