Panjim: The government of Goa will file a fresh contempt plea against Karnataka for diverting waters of the River Mhadei even as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court, Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant assured the people of the state.
Dr. Sawant said that the issue of Mhadei was close to his heart. He accused previous government regimes of both BJP and Congress – of having neglected the issue but assured that there was ample photographic and video evidence, which he said would be placed before the top court.
“A contempt petition is being filed before the Supreme Court either tomorrow or the day after along with all photographic evidence, pursuant to reports of diversion being carried out by the State of Karnataka. This contempt is in addition to an earlier contempt filed in the Apex court in the Month of August 2018, when the state of Karnataka had engaged in similar mischief,” Sawant told reporters at a special press conference.