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Goa Congress leaders detained after protest to meet Prakash Javadekar

The Congress leaders reached the hotel around midnight and demanded to meet the Union minister over the Mahadayi river water dispute with Karnataka

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Prakash Javadekar
Javadekar is in Goa to attend a series of meetings on the new farm bills Saturday.

leaders including Vice-President of Goa Pradesh Committee (GPCC) Sankalp Amonkar were detained by the police after they allegedly protested at a hotel reception in Panaji demanding to meet Union Minister

Leaders including Goa Pradesh Youth Committee President Varad Mardolkar, office bearer Janardhan Bhandari and others allegedly protested after they were denied to meet Javadekar.

The Union Minister arrived in Goa on Friday to participate in a series of meetings on farm laws scheduled on Saturday.

Goa Congress unit president Girish Chodankar alleged "jungle raj" in the state.

"JUNGLE RAJ in Goa - Goa Congress delegation led by Vice President Sankalp Amonkar, Janardhan Bhandari, Varad Mardolkar, Advocate Archit Naik, Meghashyam Raut, Sudin Naik and 10 others arrested by DGP Goa for seeking appointment with Prakash Javdekar & waiting to meet him in hotel lobby in Panjim," he wrote on Twitter.

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First Published: Sat, October 03 2020. 06:38 IST