Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s belated realization that the population of Goans is shrinking and that the in-migration is rampant only exposes what an impotent political moron he is.
When the BJP government assumed office on 9th March 2012, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had also pointed out that Goa’s exploding population needs to be frozen while expressing concern that Goa was on the brink of ethnic dilution as the uncontrolled migration into Goa was diluting the state’s ethnic character. “Unrestricted migration and whole-scale transfer of land is beginning to submerge the unique Goan identity” is exactly what Manohar Parrikar had said. He had further stated that “The apprehension is that Goans will become an alienated microscopic minority within their own State”
But the very same Manohar Parrikar soon amidst much funfare inaugurated that Dawoodi Bohra’s residential colony at Socorro in Porvorim. In his speech there Manohar Parrikar said “As 80% of your community members are into business, I would like to invite and welcome more people from your community to our state,” while assuring them all help in their endeavors in Goa.
Over the last few years the flood of migrants into Goa has escalated. They have been flowing in by the droves from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and have infested our cities and even the remote villages while our comatose government has conveniently done nothing to remedy this very alarming situation.
Goa is India’s smallest State yet so resourceful but successive governments have miserably failed to protect Goa for Goans. Every migrant coming to Goa should have been entitled only to the same rights that a Goan gets in Uttar Pradesh West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh or in any other State. But that has not happened and the uncontrolled migration into Goa with absolute political patronage has been to the detriment of our locals.
In recent years we have heard loud talk of safeguarding Goem, Goenkar and Goenkarponn but the hard truth is that we have already lost the battle even to Save what remains of Goa. With even our hills and fields not spared the ground reality is that we are now strangers in our own land and helpless bystanders to this so sordid state of affairs.
The Souls of the politicians dead and those alive responsible for this rampant destruction, decay and reckless devastation of Goa will never ever rest in Peace. Amen