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Solution to mining issue in next 2-3 months: Cabral

Solution to mining issue in next 2-3 months: Cabral

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08 Aug 2018 No comment 5 hits

PANAJI: Following chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, BJP spokesperson Nilesh Cabral exuded confidence of a positive outcome on the mining issue “in the next two-three months”.

“The Centre has shown keen interest in the issue. If required, there will be legislative changes. There will be a positive outcome,” said Cabral while addressing a press conference on Wednesday. He made the statement after he was asked if the central government accepted the suggestion to introduce legislative changes to restart mining in the state, which came to a standstill from March 15, following a Supreme Court order.

The Curchorem MLA said that with the CM meeting the PM, talks on the mining issue “have been taken to a different level”. “The Centre understands that Goa’s case is different from other parts of the country,” he said.

Cabral also said that henceforth “there will be regular interactions every 15 days with the authorities at the Centre and a solution will be found to the vexed issue in the next few months”.

He informed that a committee to interact with the Centre is already in place.

Appreciating the Congress Party for extending support to his private member’s resolution tabled in the legislative assembly to request the government to restart mining, Cabral said it (Congress Party) now needs to support an ordinance on mining if tabled in the Parliament. “Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar must take initiatives to get its party to support an ordinance if tabled in the Parliament,” he said.

Cabral’s resolution was unanimously adopted by the Goa legislative assembly on August 3, the last day of the monsoon session.

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