With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding State Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s resignation over illegal mining in the State, Congress on Tuesday stated that it will decide on its course of action on this matter only after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report which will be tabled in the upcoming assembly session.
Addressing media persons, Congress Spokesperson Rashid Alvi stated that the PAC report will be tabled in the assembly session on 5th October after which the Congress will decide on its course of action in this case. PAC is headed by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar.
His remarks came in the wake of BJP demanding Kamat’s resignation claiming that a ‘free and fair’ investigation would not be possible as long as he holds the office.
Demanding CBI probe into illegal mining, BJP Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman had stated that Kamat has been holding mining portfolio for 12 years. She further added that there has been a loss of around Rs 10,000 crore in mining sector in the state in this period and more than 90 mining licenses were issued.