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Cong questions Goa CM's 'silence' on people's issues in video

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The today questioned the "silence" of on issues like ban and sharing of the water in his video message played at the meeting of BJP workers addressed by here yesterday.

In the message, Parrikar (62), currently undergoing treatment in the USA for a pancreatic ailment, said he would return to his home state in the "next few weeks".

He also spoke about the elections.

"It is surprising that the had no time to mention the current issues like the ban, which are affecting the livelihood of the common people," Congress' said while addressing a press conference here.

He said Parrikar had to release the message due to the pressure mounted by the which has demanded a "full time" CM to run the state.

"We were surprised that Parrikar mostly spoke about his party in the video. He was more bothered about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which the BJP is going to lose anyway," Buyao said.

Parrikar had exhorted the party cadres to get ready for the 2019 elections and said the country needed Narendra Modi as again.

".....There was no statement on the stoppage of the activity in the state or on the issue of the Mahadayi river water diversion problem or about several unconstitutional things that are currently happening in Goa," Buyao said.

Mining activity in the coastal state came to a halt since mid-March this year in the wake of the apex court order quashing the second renewal of the 88 mining leases.

The had last week resolved to file a review petition against the order.

Goa, Karnataka, and are the contesting parties in the over the controversial Kalsa-Bhandura dam project across Mahadayi river, through which aims to divert water from the river basin.

Buyao said, "Parrikar should have told us when the next assembly session would be summoned. The assembly was curtailed over his health issues (in March) and was never summoned again".

Parrikar is undergoing treatment at a hospital in the USA, where he was admitted in the first week of March this year after being treated at

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:30 IST