CM Pramod Sawant meets Arjun Munda to discuss the inclusion of Dhangars in the ST category

Gomantak Times Desk
Monday, 19 July 2021

The CM-led delegation also includes Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar, Goa state Urban Development Minister Milind Naik and Speaker Rajesh Patekar.

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.

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.

 

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