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BJP says Congress is not allowing the mining to resume in Goa

GOA, December 22 (GCCurrentAffairs): BJP in Goa on Friday accused Congress of sabotaging their attempts to resume mining industry in the State by stalling the Parliament.

Goa BJP Chief Vinay Tendulkar, who is also a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, said that the vexed issue of Iron Ore mining resumption in Goa could be solved only if Parliament is allowed to function.

“Congress has been disrupting the Parliament regularly. I appeal Goa leaders of Congress to appeal their national counterparts to let Parliament be run without disruption so that the issue of mining can be taken up and solved,” he said.

Goa’s mining industry has been stalled since last eight months due to Supreme Court order which has quashed 88 mining leases. BJP led State government has requested the Centre to amend existing Mining Laws during the ongoing Session of the Parliament so that the leases will get extended life till the year 2037.

Tendulkar said that he wanted to raise  the issue about mining in Goa on December 13 during Zero Hour and also there was a question on the issue next day.

“But Congress did not allow the Parliament to function.  Our attempt is to solve the mining issue is sabotaged by Congress,” he said.

“We can solve the issue through Parliament. Let Congress allow the Parliament to be run, then we will solve the issue,” Tendulkar said.

Referring to the accusations by Congress leader claiming all the three MPs to be inefficient, Tendulkar said that the Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar should ask his Congress fellows in Parliament to stop disrupting the Session, so that the mining issue can be solved.

Goa Mining People’s Front, an umbrella organization of mining dependents, had staged three day long protests in Delhi demanding resumption of mining industry.

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