Mining dependants throw down gauntlet to Vijai, Sudin


Reacting to the news reports that the Union ministry of mining is not interested in promulgating an ordinance to restart the mining operations in Goa, the Goa Mining People’s Front stated that if nothing is moving towards restarting mining operations then Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai and senior leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar should withdraw support to the government.
The front further stated that all false promises have come from the state leaders, and the mining dependants want clarification from the members of Parliament
from Goa.
“We want justice… We want mining resumption in Goa,” it added.
GMPF president Puti Gaonkar said the file pertaining to amendments to the MMDR Act is still with the Attorney General of India.
“If nothing is moving then Vijay Sardesai of the GFP and Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar of the MGP should withdraw their support to the government,” he appealed.
Incidentally, Dhavalikar had recently told this daily that the file related to the request of the state government to the Centre as regards restarting the iron ore mining in Goa is at the office of the Attorney General of India.
It is also learnt that the law officers at this office are busy finding errors in the amendment draft, and the related file is being handled by the assistants to the Attorney General of India, and not
AGI himself.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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