Goan Minister insists on Konkani in airlines bound for Goa

The Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai is at it again.

He had earlier shot into limelight by calling north Indian tourists visiting Goa “scum of the earth”.

Holding the portfolio of town and country planning minister, Sardesai now announced that all airlines coming into the state should make inflight announcements in Konkani or they would not be allowed to land.

Sardesai is also the president of Goa Forward Party an ally of Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government.

“If there is no announcement in Konkani when a flight lands at Goa airport, then all these airlines should be stopped. We should project our language first,” he said, exhorting the youth wing of his party to take up the issue.

Sardesai said Konkani is a unifier for Goans.

Sardesai said he is not demanding that inflight announcements in Hindi and English languages be discontinued, but only demanding that they be made in Konkani too.

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