Ambelim demands special status for Goa

The Ambelim gram sabha on Sunday adopted a resolution demanding special status for Goa.
The meeting chaired by deputy Sarpanch Tyron Fernandes discussed the issue of special status to protect Goa’s identity and culture.
Fernandes said the meeting has resolved that Dabolim should remain as Goa’s only airport since it is equ-distant. He said the Civil Aviation Ministry has till date not given any written undertaken that Dabolim airport would continue to exist when Mopa becomes a reality.
The meeting also opposed the abolition of house tax by the government. Members Fernandes said that members felt that the circular issued by the government on house tax has laid down a host of condition encroaching on the rights of the Panchayat body. [H]