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Maharashtrawadi Gomantak

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party a regional political party in India and it had supremacy in the state of Goa, which is a Christian-dominated state.

The MGP got huge backing from the Christian residents of Goa. This party had dissimilar ideologies from United Goans Party, which were oldest parties in the state of Goa. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak was evolved after freedom from Portuguese colonization of Goa in 1961.

After Goa achieved independence in 1961, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party took charge in the state, ruling Goa from 1963 when the first Assembly elections to the state were held, till 1979 when it was expelled due to some imperfections.....
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Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party a regional political party in India and it had supremacy in the state of Goa, which is a Christian-dominated state. The MGP got huge backing from the Christian residents of Goa. This party had dissimilar ideologies from United Goans Party, which were oldest parties in the state of Goa. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak was evolved after freedom from Portuguese colonization of Goa in 1961. After Goa achieved independence in 1961, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party took charge in the state, ruling Goa from 1963 when the first Assembly elections to the state were held, till 1979 when it was expelled due to some imperfections. The party operates on a Centre political position. The election symbol of this political party is Lion. The party has more dominance among non-Brahmin Hindus. This group makes huge number and poor section of the Goan society, and was particularly disadvantaged during Portuguese rule in Goa. It held on to power in spite of being affected by some defections, defeating the other contenders for power, mainly the United Goans Party and afterwards the Congress party.

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party came into fame under the wise leadership of Dayanand Bandodkar. He was also the first Chief Minister of post Portuguese Goa. Bandodkarhad dominance in non-Brahmin sections of the Goan society through its able leadership and great principles. The major voter base of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party comprises the non-Brahmin Hindus, who make the mainstream of the browbeaten, poor sections of Goa.

This party had supremacy in Goa administration for 16 yearsand defeated major political challengers, the United Goans Party (UGP) and later the Congress because this party has peculiar political ideologies of Regionalism and Populism. A serious ideological combat involved between the two major leaders in the state, the MGP and the UGP, over the issue of retaining Goa's soleindividuality. The MGP believed in a political amalgamation of Goa with Maharashtra because there is a similarity in the cultures of these two states. The party's concern of accepting Marathi over Konkani as the official language of the state, owing to the latter's weak dialect, was strongly opposed by the UGP, which held a dissimilar political beliefs. The Maharashtra Gomantak Party lost importance after the significant opinion poll was held in the state. Though the MGP was in coalition with the Congress for a most of the elections, the ascendency of BJP in the state was identical to the sharprejection of the MGP. The MGP broke relation with the Congress earlier to the 2012 state Assembly elections which affectedsignificanceturn down.However, the party made some changes to regain the party's eminence and organizational set up, in August, 2013. This decision wasvital toimprove political performance and make good presence in Goa. Currently, it is in partnership with the BJP in the state which has formed the government in Goa. The MGP has 3 legislators in the Goa Assembly formed in 2012.

Leaders of the MGP:

There are numerous able leaders of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, who represent national executives of the party. Pandurang Dhavalikar is Chairperson of MGP. He is one of the three Members of Legislative Assembly in the present BJP-led government in Goa. He is also a Minister of the Goa government in the BJP-coalition. He represents the Priol, Mormugao constituency in the Assembly of Goa. The two brothers of Dhavlikar, Deepak and Sudin, have dominance in the MGP.Narayan Sawant is working President of MGP. LavooMamledar is General Secretary and National Secretary of party. He is one of the three Members of Legislative Assembly in the present BJP-led government in Goa. He is also the National Spokesperson of the party.Ramakrishna Dhavalikaris MLA and one of the three Members of Legislative Assembly in the current BJP-led government in Goa, formed in the 2012 Assembly elections. He represents the Marcaim constituency in the Goa Assembly.

Political success of the Party:

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is a major regional political party of India which has supremacy in the state of Goa and in its long political journey, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has achieved important target. Party's Deputy CM and Minister of Social Welfare Development, Ramakant Khalap launched the Dayanand Social Security Scheme to guarantee pensions to the elderly people of the browbeaten non-Brahmin Hindus in Goa.

When the MGP ruled in state, it successfully completed the River Linkage Project in Goa, by ensuring steady water supply to Goa through linkages of all rivers and other water bodies in and around Goa. The TillariIrrigation Project in Goa, which ensured a complete solution to the water shortage problem in Goa, was efficiently completed under good leadership of Khalap of the MGP. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party continually struggled for the rights of Marathi, along with already-existent Konkani, is made the official language of Goa. It has ledincessant demand to give Marathi the same status in Goa, at par with Konkani, which was approved as the official language of the state in the year 1992.

Party has contributed a lot for Infrastructural developments in the state of Goa under the ministerial responsibilities of men like Khalap. The MGP completed a national highway and several bridges in the state of Goa, namely NH 17 at Dhargal and a massive bridge on the Chaporariver in Mandrem in Goa.

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party also completed the huge project of the Konkan Railway Corporation which led to the making of the Konkan Railways in the state of Goa. This project generated revenues as well as increased job opportunities in the state of Goa.

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