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BJP betrayed thousands of mining workers: Goa Congress

IANS  |  Panaji 

on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of cheating several thousand mine workers and others linked to ancillary businesses, amid reports of Centres' refusal to bring about an ordinance to circumvent a Supreme Court-imposed ban on in the coastal state.

"With its own majority, the BJP government at the Centre turning down the demand from dependents for resumption of activity through an ordinance, it has become clear that the BJP in was fooling them," Chodankar said in a statement.

Mining in was banned in February this year by the apex court, faulting the for irregularities in granting second renewals of 88 mining leases, while also directing the to allot the mining leases afresh.

Faced with demands for immediate resumption of mining from those depending on the industry, leaders of the BJP-led coalition government have been repeatedly assuring them, that an ordinance to circumvent the order was being worked on by the Centre, which would facilitate easy and quick resumption of the industry.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:34 IST
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