Sawant in his past speeches has also made recurring references to the "delay" in Goa's liberation from the colonial yoke, arguing that then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was responsible for delaying Goa's integration into an independent India.
Sawant also said that there was a need to correct the "wrong portrayal" of Goa and that the state was not just about beaches, churches and temples.
"To an extent, there is a somewhat of a wrong portrayal of Goa. Everyone needs to contribute towards correcting this image. Beaches, churches and temples are not all that Goa is about. Goa also has rich and diverse culture and practices," Sawant said.
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