GOA : Leader of the opposition Digambar Kamat and Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday came out strongly against a remark made by a senior BJP functionary at a press briefing purportedly denigrating Goan emigrants by terming them “frogs” who surface on social media commenting on Goa’s developments. Both have demanded that BJP apologise for the remark.“Goans who are working abroad have always kept a connect with their mother land. They have always contributed to boost the economy of the state and in foreign exchange earnings. It is the duty of the government and each and every political party to recognise their service and contribution,” Kamat said in a press statement.
Sardesai, in a tweet, accused BJP of having insulted the Goan diaspora. “APOLOGISE! @BJP4Goahas insulted the #Goan diaspora by calling them Londonche Bebe. It exposes the contempt they have for #Goemkars abroad. This is highly demeaning & condemnable! We stand with our brothers & sisters around d world,” the tweet read.At a press conference on Tuesday, BJP general secretary Damodar Naik had expressed his disapproval over some netizens offering suggestions on Goa’s development issues “without seeing the ground reality”.
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