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Margao: Goa Forward Party has given a deadline of two days to Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant to spell out his stand on Mahadayi issue after Union Minister Prakash Javadekar pointed out fingers to him.
GFP President Vijai Sardesai said that the chief minister should step down from his post, if he is not able to save River Mahadayi from being diverted by Karnataka, illegally. He also said that the lawyers of Goa don’t have enough lobbying capacity in Delhi.
“If your own government in the centre do not listen to you over Mahadayi issue, than CM should better resign from the post. I am giving him ultimatum of two days to disclose his stand on Mahadayi. His own boss has now pointed fingers to him,” Sardesai said referring to the press conference of the union minister on Sunday morning.
He also appealed that all the people from Goa should come together on this crucial issue and expose the government.
Sardesai said that Javadekar has backstabbed Goa in the past over the issue and now has began a “new drama of passing the bucks.”
“It is Javadekar who has given permission to divert Mahadayi river water and also NOC for Mollem projects. It should be documented in the history of Goa how state’s interested were sold by BJP,” he added.
Sardesai pointed out that CM during his meeting with PM did not raise the issue Mahadayi, but instead spoke about mining, where his personal interest lies.