The Bharatiya Janata Party has extended its support to the Goa Bandh called by Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) on 6th June to protest incorporating English as Medium of Instruction in the state’s education policy.
BJP said that the government should reconsider and withdraw its decision taken through a cabinet on 25th May to promote English medium schools at primary level by giving them grants.
BJP State President Laxmikant Parsekar said that the government should maintain status quo, which means that the primary schools in Konkani and Marathi languages should get grants.
The Opposition has also decided to observe 8th June as a protest day throughout the state as on the same day Kamat-led Congess government would be celebrating its fourth anniversary.
Parsekar also informed that the party will be hold meetings all over the state and even have awareness campaigns on that day.