Panaji: Goa government will pitch in for the special status which will restrict the sale of land and give financial benefits to the state, chief minister Digamber Kamat said on Monday.
“We will move to the Centre for the special status under section 371 of the Constitution,” Kamat said.
The chief minister said that the state will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking special status.
Goa will seek tax exemption for the industries and also protection to the land under special status category, he said.
“Northeastern states and Kashmir have special status. We will also seek it on the same lines,” Kamat said.
The issue of special status had figured in the last assembly session as the social groups in the state demanding security to the land in the state, which means that there would be restriction on sale of land to the non-Goans.
Kamat in recent past had stated that the ensuing state legislative assembly will pass a resolution seeking special status to the state.