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Sunday, July 17, 2016

BBSM activists take oath to protect mother tongue

Panaji: Over 700 workers of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) on Sunday took an oath 'for the protection of the mother tongue.'

At a meeting of the BBSM's leaders from across Goa, held at Dr K B Hedgewar High School at Bambolim, the workers were 'motivated' to work against the present BJP government in Goa at the upcoming 2017 assembly polls.
BBSM leaders like Subhash Velingkar termed the BJP government 'backstabbers' for extending grants to the 130 English medium primary schools and called for 'revenge' at the upcoming assembly polls.
The leaders announced that two lakh activists have registered for the BBSM, who will be working for the 'cause' in the run-up to Goa's assembly polls. The same pledge for protection of the mother tongue will be administered to the two lakh activists at meetings to be held across the state in the coming days.
He said that the BBSM will gauge the sentiments of its supporters across 38 constituencies in Goa to know if the organization should contest elections on its own or support a political party or independent contenders at the 2017 polls. The BBSM has said that it is going to dent the chances of the ruling BJP at gaining power again at the upcoming polls over the MOI issue. The BBSM members said that only in the constituencies of Nuvem and Benaulim, they will not be active due to very low number of supporters for their demand.
"We will not let the announcement of the new committee to decide on the MOI issue affect our agitation as we anticipate the formation of the committee to be a tactic by the government to buy time. We will only intensify our agitation from now on," said Velingkar.

TOI Goa News

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