Goa BJP MPs to meet Gadkari tomorrow on mining issue


Team Udayavani, Mar 11, 2018, 4:48 PM IST

Panaji: Goa’s three BJP MPs will meet Union minister Nitin Gadkari tomorrow to iron out issues plaguing the state’s mining sector.

They will also seek an appointment with BJP president Amit Shah, party leaders said.

This comes a few days after an all-party delegation met Gadkari and other Union ministers on March 5 but came back without any assurance.

The Supreme Court in a recent judgment quashed 88 mining leases in the state and banned the extraction of fresh ore from March 15. It also suggested to the state government to auction the leases.

The delegation to Delhi will comprise the party’s two Lok Sabha MPs from the state- Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar- and Vinay Tendulkar of the Rajya Sabha.

“All the three of us will meet Gadkari tomorrow in Delhi as we want the Centre s intervention to save the mining industry from this crisis,” said Tendulkar.

He added that the delegation would invite Gadkari to Goa to have discussions on the issue with BJP legislators as well as its partners in the coalition government.

“We need to work out a solution. It is an industry that has employed lakhs of people for so many years. We will also try to meet party president Amit Shah,” Tendulkar said.

He said that passing a law in Parliament to keep the SC order in abeyance would not be possible as it would need support of opposition parties as well.

“We can t even overlook the fact that states like Karnataka and Odisha have opted for auctioning of mine leases following directives from the SC,” he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

“Cops living like dogs” row: K’taka HM issues clarification; says “applicable to only a few”

Ballari: Young farmer commits suicide after crop destroyed in unseasonal rains

Scheme to support Covid orphans received over 5k applications for help: WCD Ministry

No proposal for banning any group named ‘NSO Group’: Chandrasekhar

Kangana’s car stopped in Punjab, protesters seek apology for comments on farmers’ stir

Sensex crashes 765 pts as Omicron enters India

“Cops living like dogs, taking bribes” K’taka HM slams police over failure to stop illegal transportation of cattle


Related Articles More

Delhi air pollution: Light rains bring slight relief

Scheme to support Covid orphans received over 5k applications for help: WCD Ministry

No proposal for banning any group named ‘NSO Group’: Chandrasekhar

Kangana’s car stopped in Punjab, protesters seek apology for comments on farmers’ stir

Women officers appointed on board major warships: Navy chief

MUST WATCH

HIGH PROFILE CM MEETING ON OMICRON VIRUS

Udayavani news bulletin 03-12-2021

NEW UDAYAVANI PODCAST SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE ON OMICRON VIRUS

Govt Employee Runs After Goat As Eats His Papers video got viral


Latest Additions

“Cops living like dogs” row: K’taka HM issues clarification; says “applicable to only a few”

Ballari: Young farmer commits suicide after crop destroyed in unseasonal rains

Delhi air pollution: Light rains bring slight relief

Scheme to support Covid orphans received over 5k applications for help: WCD Ministry

Mayank Agarwal’s century: India reach 221/4 at stumps against New Zealand on Day 1

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.