46 years on, ex-CM Shashikala Kakodkar says Centre rigged Goa 'Independence' poll

Goa beach

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was present at the function, refrained from commenting on the debate.

"I am not going into the controversy. We cannot afford to forget the contribution of Bandodkar. I heard that one of the reasons why people voted in favour of remaining Independent was because they did not want to lose Bandodkar as a Chief Minister," he said.

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