"Time and again, I have spoken in the Assembly that we need to bring a legislation to stop the sale of agricultural and orchard land to non-Goans," Lobo told PTI.
There should be a criteria of 25-year domicile certificate, which one needs to produce in the sub-registrar's office for registering sale deed of agricultural or orchard land, he said.
Lobo said there is a lack of political will to bring a law to ban the sale of farmlands to people from outside Goa.
"The minute you pass such a legislation, everything will fall in place," said the MLA from the Calangute constituency.
Clarifying his stand on the Lamani tribe, Lobo said, "I never said I am in favour of giving ST status to anybody. They (the Lamanis) are already a Scheduled Caste in Karnataka, how can you give ST status to them in Goa?" the ruling party MLA asked.
"Being Indians, the non-Goans can buy sanad (non-agri) land. They can buy flats and bungalows (in Goa and other parts of the country)," he said.
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