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Goa MPs meet Shah, discuss mining ban

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Three BJP MPs met the party's Shah in the national capital on Tuesday and discussed the Supreme Court-imposed ban in the coastal state which is slated to come into effect from Thursday.

Speaking to IANS from Delhi, South BJP said that Shah had promised the MPs to study the matter after speaking to officials of all concerned government departments and arrive at a to the crisis.

"Myself, Shripad Naik and Rajya Sabha spoke to our and apprised him of the situation arising from the Supreme Court-imposed ban on He has promised to speak to officials from concerned departments and look at possible solutions," Savoikar said.

In its order last month, the apex court ordered the stoppage of activity in 88 mining leases in from Friday and has directed the to issue fresh leases, after completing the necessary environment-related formalities.

The ban has triggered chaos in the ruling as well as its ruling alliance parties -- -- with several BJP legislators accusing both the and the government at the Centre of not doing enough to come to the aid of more than one lakh people dependant on the mining industry who are likely to suffer from its temporary closure.

The BJP as well as the ruling coalition allies have been demanding that instead of allotting fresh leases, the mining tracts should be allotted to the same mining companies who have been indicted in the Rs 35,000 crore



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:04 IST