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Margao: Goa Forward Party Chief Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday accused Pramod Sawant-led government of harbouring pro-merger intentions by trying to add new areas from Maharashtra to the state.

Sardesai said that those people who were supporting merger of Goa into Maharashtra during Opinion Poll held in the year 1967 still exists in the State government who wants to indulge into “reverse merger.”

The GFP chief was addressing a public function “The Opinion Poll – A Reconnect” organised at Margao in South Goa. Goa commemorates Opinion Poll Day on January 16 to mark the historic referendum held in the year 1967 to decide on the demand by a section led by then ruling Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party of merger of the State with Maharashtra.

Sardesai recollected that it was mere “simple majority” of 54 per cent of the population that voted against the merger. “It was not thumping majority, it was simple majority,” he said adding that those who supported the merger still exists.

“Those 43 per cent who supported merger are in the government, that is why State government did not organised a single State level function to commemorate this day,” he said.

Sardesai said that the attempts are made to have “reverse merger” by adding areas of Maharashtra like Dodamarg to the State. He said that the state government has not abandoned its plan of adding up the neighbouring areas into the state.

Sardesai said that those who lost the Opinion Poll have always been trying to subjugate Goans through their actions like opposition for official language status to Konkani language.

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