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Panaji: After prolonged silence, Congress party has spoken about the mining crisis.

 “Over three months have passed and the government has not taken any action to restart mining in the state. This reflect the state of administration and policy of the government. After February 7 judgment which ensured the closure of mining from March 15, the government has no idea as to what action to take,” Congress Goa Spokesman Yatish Naik told reporters today.

He said that the State government “has not taken any action to restart sustainable mining operations.” “Some in the government speaking of auction, some speaking of review petition before the SC, some speaking of forming corporation, some even speaking of ordinance in the Parliament to start mining. But basically no action has been taken in last three months to restart mining operation,” Naik said.

The Spokesman said that the period to file review petition on February 7 judgment was only 30 days, which has already lapsed as for last three months, state government has been groping in darkness over the issue.

Naik said that the Congress which is principle opposition party is willing to cooperate with the government to find out solution for the mining crisis. “In view of SC judgment and considering the law we are willing to cooperate but government is doing nothing but talking with no action being taken. Therefore it is very clear that BJP government in state is suffering from paralysis (of administration) and they are unable to govern and they don’t know how to take decisions and what is to be done,” he alleged.

Referring to absence of chief minister Manohar Parrikar in the State, Naik said “this is a headless state with unsanctified entity like Cabinet Advisory Committee and Goans are made to suffer, no administration and nothing being done in the interest of the state.”

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