The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has called for a meeting of its Central Committee to decide the party’s stand in the wake of the government’s decision to permit grants to English medium primary schools in the State.
Both the coalition partners of the government in Goa – MGP and the Nationalist Congress Party — had opposed providing grants to English medium primary schools.
In fact, Shashikala Kakodkar who is spearheading the Bharatiya Basha Suraksha Manch is the former president of MGP.
MGP President Dipak Davalikar while stating that the party’s Central Committee meeting has been convened to deliberate on the government’s decision, also revealed that the Central Committee will decide upon the crucial issue of supporting the government.
MGP’s minister Sudin Davalikar, who is also the brother of Dipak, had strongly objected to the cabinet decision over the issue said Dipak. The state cabinet at its meeting on 25th May had decided to provide grants to English medium primary schools also.
The MGP’s stand is that this decision will adversely effect the regional languages – Konkani and Marathi – said Dipak.