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Goans suffered in absence of strong regional party: Vijai Sardesai

He said the absence of a strong regional political entity has resulted into decisions that are skewed against the people of Goa.

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Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai. (File photo)

Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai has rued that Goa “lagged behind” in forming a true “regionalistic” party.

He said the absence of a strong regional political entity has resulted into decisions that are skewed against the people of Goa.

“I can say that Goa has lagged behind in forming a true regionalistic party due to which there is a wanton interference in creating policies and decisions which are skewed against Goans”, Sardesai said while addressing a gathering of Goan diaspora in Dubai Friday evening.

He cited examples of parties like TRS in Telangana, BJP in Odisha and DMK in Tamil Nadu which are deep-rooted in their respective regions.

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GFP is an ally of the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state. The MGP is another party that is part of the ruling dispensation, apart from three Independent MLAs.