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Tell Amit Shah to resume mining or you will resign: GMPF to MLAs

PANAJI: Two days after a delegation of mining dependents and MPs from Goa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, mining dependants below the banner Goa Mining Peoples’ Front (GMPF) held a candlelight rally in Panaji on Friday and demanded that BJP MLAs inform their nationwide president Amit Shah that they are going to renounce if the mining issue isn't resolved.
“We have also known as for a bandh within the Bicholim, Sattari, Dharbandora, Quepem and Sanguem talukas’ mining belt on February 28,” President GMPF Puti Gaonkar mentioned.

Around 2,000 dependants, determined at stepping up the pressure on the govt to renew mining operation within the state, participated within the rally, which used to be started from Azad Maidan and culminated at the Campal flooring.

It is now one year for the reason that Supreme Court ordered the closure of the mining trade within the state on February 7.

President of GMPF, Puti Gaonkar mentioned that that they wouldn't disturb the BJP karyakarta meeting on Thursday, which will probably be addressed through Shah. “We have no longer requested BJP workers who are mining dependants to boycott the meeting,” Gaonkar mentioned, including that celebration workers and MLAs who've been suffering from the closure of the trade should ask Shah when mining will restart.

“BJP MLAs should inform Shah that if mining isn't restarted then the celebration is not going to be triumphant at the next election and that they are going to renounce as MLAs,” Gaonkar mentioned.

BJP MLAs had assured mining dependants that they would renounce if the state’s mining issue used to be no longer resolved.

GMPF has called a meeting on February 14 at Usgao to which mining belt MLAs and ministers have been invited.

Gaonkar added that they told Modi that auctioning of mining rentals and formation of a corporation is not going to paintings in Goa. He also mentioned that Union mines ministry Narendra Singh Tomar’s observation that the federal government will auction mining rentals and that there used to be little need for environmental clearance has led them to consider that there's a conspiracy to allot mining rentals to a specific particular person or company.

“If the federal government needs to record a overview petition within the Supreme Court, then why did they no longer accomplish that one year in the past,” Gaonkar mentioned.

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