CANACONA: Stating 78 houses in Agonda Communidade land are considered for demolition, Congress leader Janardhan Bhandari has hit the BJPfor threatening to run bulldozers on the house of Bahujan and Minority Society of Goa.
According To Bhandari, the government, on the court order, has already fixed 18th April ‘2023 for the demolition of 78 houses in Agonda village, the land belonging to the Communidade of Canacona. ‘Yes, acting on the court order, the government has even fixed the date for demolishing 78 houses in Agonda village. This is a direct attack on the economically weaker Bahujan and Minority samaj. This will be a catastrophic and great injustice to the economic section of society. I appeal to the government not to run bulldozer on the houses of Bahujan & Minority Society of Goa’, Bhandari said.
In a press note, Janardhan Bhandari, stating he is a Goa Congress Warrior, said, ‘
In our Canacona taluka, most of the land belongs to Communidade and forest, and only a few lands belong to people (private land). Canconkars have minimal land to build their houses, as most of the land where Bahujan & Minority people can build houses are unavailable due to CRZ setback, Highway setback, and Railway setback. Due to the scarcity of land, these people face the problem of making houses for their protected stay. People in this belt mainly belong to Bahujan & Minority society & economically poor. These financially backward people cannot buy land at prime locations & build houses on it. The only option left to them is to build houses on communidade land as it is available at a lower price, and that is the prime reason why these economically poor people of Bahujan Samaj & Minority Community built houses on communidade land in Canacona & that too without taking benefit of any government schemes, by using their own hard-earned money.
Bhandari, in his typical style stating these people are not Pakistani or Bangladeshi infiltrators, said, ‘they are “NIZ GOENKARS”, “BHOOMIPUTRA OF GOA”. Ancestors/forbears of these people had sacrificed their lives, abandoned their families/homes, and become martyrs for the freedom of Goa. If these Goan people are not allowed to build houses in Goa for their safe stay, where can they build houses? What benefit did they get from the freedom of Goa?’
Bhandari went on to blame office-bearers of a manual of a political party for constructing illegal houses on communidade land by encroaching on such land by using political clout & have given these illegal houses/spaces for commercial use for hefty amounts. Why does the government hesitate to take action on these illicit office encroachments bearers of Mandal? ‘
‘On one side, a political party is constructing houses under “Shram Daan” and on the other side running bulldozers on the already constructed houses of poor people of the Bahujan/Minority community. What sort of justice is it?’
“I appeal to the MLA of Canacona, all Sarpanchas/Panchas of various villages in Canacona to consider the cases of these poor Goan people on humanitarian grounds & take the initiative/efforts with the government & convince the government to cancel this barbarian act of running bulldozer on houses of poor Goan people”.
‘Our Congress Party will fully support these “NIZ GOENKARS/BHOOMIPUTRAS” to protect their houses and will not hesitate to take law in hand to save the house of these poor people. We also appeal to fellow Canconkars not to remain mute spectators of this injustice, as tomorrow they may be victims of such injustice and therefore request them to come forward and join their brethren to protect their houses/their families. We can unitedly fight against this injustice/barbarian act’ Janardhan Bhandari, Goa Congress Warrior.