AIRES RODRIGUES | In an attempt to keep the now politically dazed Goa Forward MLAs entertained, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has over the last two weeks repeatedly blurting the word ‘Goenkarponn’. It now seems that Governor Mridula Sinha is also singing the chorus, both, not knowing the essence of Goem, Goenkar and Goenkarponn.
For Manohar Parrikar all his politically geared double talk has over the years been the order of the day. Fortunately, he can no longer fool the people of Goa through his deceptive talk.
When he assumed office as Chief Minister on 9th March 2012, Manohar Parrikar pointed out that Goa’s exploding migration population needed to be quickly frozen.
In an apparent bid to seek and arouse passions over the issue of Special Status for Goa, Manohar Parrikar had expressed 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 what Manohar Parrikar had exactly said.
Mr. Parrikar had further stated that “The apprehension is that Goans will become an alienated microscopic minority within their own State“.
But as Chief Minister and later as Defence Minister he did nothing whatsoever to preserve Goa’s identity. In fact the same deceitful Manohar Parrikar in June 2013 amidst much fanfare inaugurated the 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 come to Goa” while assuring them all help in their endeavours in Goa.
And now he has the audacity to display his fake concern for Goem, Goenkar and Goenkarponn.