24.5 C
Panjim
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Michael Lobo reiterates his support for installation of Jack Sequeira’s statue in Assembly premises





Must read

1358  new infections, 45 died due to covid-19 in Goa on Tuesday

Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 1358 and reached 1,38,776 on Tuesday, a health department official said.   The death toll mounted to 2,197 as...

कुडाळ तालुक्यात झालेल्या नुकसानीची आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी केली पाहणी वारंगाची तुळसुली येथे नुकसानग्रस्त घरमालकांना केली आर्थिक मदत

सिंधुदुर्ग - आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी कुडाळ तालुक्याचा दौरा करत तौक्ते चक्रीवादळामुळे झालेल्या नुकसानीची आज पाहणी केली. वारंगाची तुळसुली कालेलकरवाडी येथील राजन सोमा तुळसुलकर...

CHC Bicholim sets up 71- bedded COVID-19 facility in Keshav Sewa Sadhna premises

Bicholim : At a time when Goa is witnessing a tsunami of COVID cases, primary healthcare provider CHC Bicholim in collaboration with the Collectorate...

Physical & mental wellbeing session conducted for South Goa Police

Panaji : Police are exposed to great amounts of human suffering and violence on a daily basis. Over time this can take a serious...
- Advertisement -

Calangute: On Goa Opinion Poll Day on Thursday, BJP MLA and State Port Minister Michael Lobo reiterated the demand to install statue of late Dr Jack Sequeira, Father of the referendum, to be installed in the premises of State Legislative Assembly at Porvorim, near here.

Goa commemorated Opinion Poll Day on Thursday to remember the historic referendum in the year 1967, which had decided that the State would remain an independent entity.

Dr Sequeira was heading anti-merger movement against annexing the newly liberated state to neighbouring Maharashtra.

“Dr Jack Sequeira fought to preserve Goa for Goans, and therefore, to recognize his contribution his statue should come up in the Assembly premises as he was the first Leader of Opposition of the state,” Lobo said, addressing a function held to mark the occasion in his Calangute assembly constituency.

“I will work, definitely I will work (to get the statue installed), and one day people will give me opportunity to do the honours,” he said referring to the installation of the statue.

The minister was speaking in presence of Dr Sequeira’s family members who were present for the function.

Initially, the demand for installation of Dr Sequeira’s statue in the Assembly premises was raised by Goa Forward Party Chief and then Deputy Chief Minister, Vijai Sardesai, last year.

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which was also part of Manohar Parrikar-led alliance, had opposed the move to install the statue.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

1358  new infections, 45 died due to covid-19 in Goa on Tuesday

Panaji: Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 1358 and reached 1,38,776 on Tuesday, a health department official said.   The death toll mounted to 2,197 as...

कुडाळ तालुक्यात झालेल्या नुकसानीची आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी केली पाहणी वारंगाची तुळसुली येथे नुकसानग्रस्त घरमालकांना केली आर्थिक मदत

सिंधुदुर्ग - आमदार वैभव नाईक यांनी कुडाळ तालुक्याचा दौरा करत तौक्ते चक्रीवादळामुळे झालेल्या नुकसानीची आज पाहणी केली. वारंगाची तुळसुली कालेलकरवाडी येथील राजन सोमा तुळसुलकर...

CHC Bicholim sets up 71- bedded COVID-19 facility in Keshav Sewa Sadhna premises

Bicholim : At a time when Goa is witnessing a tsunami of COVID cases, primary healthcare provider CHC Bicholim in collaboration with the Collectorate...

Physical & mental wellbeing session conducted for South Goa Police

Panaji : Police are exposed to great amounts of human suffering and violence on a daily basis. Over time this can take a serious...

तौत्के चक्रीवादळाचा बागायतीला फटकामी, 3 हजार 375 हेक्टर क्षेत्रावरील बागायतीचे नुकसान

सिंधुदुर्ग - तौक्ते चक्रीवादळाचा जिल्ह्यातील बागायतीला मोठा फटका बसला आहे. 172 गावांमधील 1 हजार 59 शेतकऱ्यांच्या एकूण 3 हजार 375 पूर्णांक 16 हेक्टर क्षेत्रावरील...