Goa Chief Minister Pramod Swant-led delegation met with the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda on Monday to discuss the inclusion of Goa’s Dhangar community in the Scheduled Tribes category.
The Chief Minister is also slated to meet with Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the matter. The CM-led delegation also includes Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar, Goa state Urban Development Minister Milind Naik and Speaker Rajesh Patekar.
गोवा के मुख्यमंत्री डॉ. प्रमोद सावंत, उपमुख्यमंत्री श्री चंद्रकांत बाबू कावेलकर सहित अन्य मंत्रियों एवं अधिकारियों के साथ आज मेरे आवास पर एक बैठक हुई।डॉ सावंत ने गोवा के जनजातीय विकास के लिए मुझे ज्ञापन सौंपा। मैंने उन्हें इन सभी समस्याओं का समाधान शीघ्र करने का आश्वासन दिया। pic.twitter.com/H1RrBf7EMq
There are around 30,000 people in Goa’s Dhangar community which are mostly settled in the Sattari belt. They belong to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category and have been seeking reservations under the ST category for years.
The meeting of the CM-led delegation to get reservation of the Dhangar community comes just a few months ahead of Goa Assembly elections due in February 2022.
Before he met with Arjun Munda, Goa Chief Minister also met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.