In an unprecedented attack on the BJP-led alliance government in the state of Goa, BJP’s own Catholic MLA Nilesh Cabral lambasted the government in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stating that right now the government is not functioning.
Cabral came down firmly and heavily on the Council of Ministers telling them, “I am being very vocal about this issue but the Cabinet is indecisive. I told them to have a cabinet meeting and decide in the interest of Goa. Whether it is auction (for mining leases) or not, just decide. Let us go forward and don’t keep things hanging.”
Cabral, who represents the mining belt of Curchorem, appeared to be getting frustrated with the state government’s inability to find a solution to the mining crisis after the Supreme Court directed closure of all iron ore mining operations from March 16.
Parrikar has constituted a three-member cabinet advisory committee (CAC) comprising PWD minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai and urban development minister Francis D’Souza.