With the All India Congress Committee emissary Jagmeet Singh Brar convinced about the demand for recognition of English as a medium of instruction at primary school level, the issue is expected to be resolved by 20th May revealed various persons in the Congress hierarchy in Goa.
Besides a number of legislators, even the party organization has reportedly argued in favour of English as a medium of instruction and even Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has now been turned around to support the demand on grounds that it would snowball into a major issue affecting the party’s prospects at the fast approaching assembly elections.
PWD Minister Churchill Alemao who is leading the legislators supporting the demand made by Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE), disclosed that Brar has been convinced about the people’s demand and added that he has agreed that the government has to respect the people’s demand.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Subhash Shirodkar pointed out that since Congress is the people’s choice, the party will have to go by the people’s demand.
Brar besides meeting party men also elicited the views of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), its alliance partners in Goa and intellectuals. The MGP has reportedly strongly opposed the demand to recognize English as a medium of instruction.
A delegation of FORCE will meet Union Ministers Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid over this issue, revealed Brar.