ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Japan-Joint Sector in Action

February 27, 1971 has gone down substantially since the end of Portuguese rule and there is still much grumbling about this, Goans still enjoy the highest per capita income in the country and also relatively low commodity taxes. In this sort of atmosphere only the two local parties have sizeable follow- in gs, the Christians generally support the United Goans and the Hindus the ruling Maharashtrawadi Gomantak, though this does not mean there is communal tension in Goa. Merger with Maharashtra is no longer an important issue as the Chief Minister, Daya- nand Bandodkar, whose party was for merger with Maharashtra, has astutely bowed to the referendum's majority judgment and quietened talk of merger within his party. The national parties have completely failed to establish any significant following, the election of Peter Alvares as MP prior to 1967 on the PSP ticket being an anomaly caused by his personal popularity rather than his party label.

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