Shiv Sena in Goa on Saturday alleged that there was conspiracy by the Centre to let outsiders enter mining lobby in the state by using Supreme Court as a shield.
In a statement, Shiv Sena Goa State President Jitesh Jivaji Kamat said, “River nationalisation, coal handling and mining issue prove the focus of Centre to sell Goa to business tycoons of India. Mining auction might give in hand to outsiders complete mining infrastructure like labour, contracts, machinery, trucks, transportation etc including ownership of lease, expressed Kamat.”
He expressed fear that mining ban would not only affect direct employment but would also indirectly affect government contractors, restaurant business, garages, vehicle sales, cinema houses etc which might lead to economic crises in the state.
“MLA’s from ruling, opposition and Goa forward with Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarponn are only trying to fool the people by their empty slogans and are not seen doing anything concrete to solve the issue. If they were really serious than the delegation gone to Delhi would have come with
the solution,” he alleged.
He urged Goan people to understand the seriousness of the issue and come out with a solution to save Goa from an economic crisis when there was already an employment crises in the state.
He said a meeting of prominent office bearers of the party was called on Saturday to discuss the issue and it was unanimously decided to hold awareness drive over impact of mining ban on economy of the state.
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