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GSM stages protest near Shah's meeting venue

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Activists of the Suraksha Manch, a political outfit floated by a former RSS functionary, staged a protest near the venue of Amit Shah's meeting here today.

The activists were upset over Shah's reported statement at an election rally in that he would assure supply of the water to farmers in the southern state, if the party was voted to power.

and Goa, the riparian states of the (known as Mandovi in Goa), have been locked in a bitter battle on sharing of the river water, which originates in Belagavi in the southern state.

"We want to convey to Shah that does not welcome his statement on Mahadayi. Both the states are fighting the case before the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal," told reporters.

He said it was a "symbolic" protest to convey their message to Shah.

The police stopped the protesters about 300 metres from a stadium close to Panaji, where Shah was to address the workers.

The river water sharing issue is pending before the

The government had in January this year told the tribunal that the water demanded by neighbouring was actually for irrigating its sugarcane crop areas.

had earlier said his state could share the river water with Karnataka for drinking purposes and expressed his willingness for bilateral talks.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 17:15 IST
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