Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that he is
not in favour of merger of Dodamarg taluka of Maharashtra into Goa.
Some leaders from Dodamarg taluka of Sindhudurg district
of Maharashtra have demanded merger of the taluka into Goa.
Opposition parties in the state, including the Goa
Forward Party and the Congress, had sought Chief Minister’s statement on the
“There may be discussions on the issue, but I am not in
support of merger of Dodamarg taluka in the state of Goa,” Sawant maintained,
adding that Goa and Maharashtra have certain cultural differences, and there
cannot be any merger.
The Chief Minister said that welfare of Goa and its
people is his priority, adding that Goans should not be worried that additional
areas could be added to the state.
Source:: The Navhind Times