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Beef crisis a ploy to divert attention from controversies: AAP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The (AAP) today alleged that the "beef crisis" in the BJP-ruled was being created to divert the attention of people from controversies like water sharing and coal pollution.

State leader alleged that got embroiled in the controversies in order to score "electoral gains and please the top brass".

"Goenkarponn (Goanness) of communal amity is facing the greatest threat under this as the chief minister is increasingly becoming answerable to his party and as a result of which the voice of the people is disregarded by the government," said Padgaonkar, the general Secretary.

He said people must remain "alert" as "more desperation" would be seen in the run-up to the elections.

"They are likely to create such undesirable situations," the leader said.

The coastal state is facing a beef shortage with traders suspending import of meat from alleging harassment by cow vigilantes.

Slaughter houses in neighbouring have refused to supply meat till the takes steps to stop harassment by cow vigilante groups.

The opposition today alleged that many cow vigilantes blocking the entry of trucks carrying beef into Goa had the support of the BJP-led state

Goa and Karnataka, two among the three Mahadeyi riparian states, are locked in a dispute over sharing of the river water. Another state is

The issue is pending before Mahadeyi Water Dispute Tribunal.

Parrikar wrote a letter to Karnataka unit B S Yeddyurappa in December last year showing willingness to share the river water for drinking purposes.

The letter, viewed as a political gambit in view of the Karnataka polls due later this year, evoked a sharp reaction from Parrikar's counterpart

The also drew ire of environmentalists and people over growing pollution in the wake of coal mining in the coastal state knwon for its rich ecology.

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

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 20:11 IST