Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF) president Puti Goankar Monday said the group's functionaries had met the two Lok Sabha MPs and one Rajya Sabha MP, all belonging to the BJP, from Goa to press for the resumption of mining.
"I went to Delhi three times to plead with the Centre but realised that the file seeking amendment of mining laws had not moved," Gaonkar said.
The GMPF wants Parliament to pass an amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 1957 so that mining leases in Goa get an extension till 2037.
He said those affected with the mining ban will now start approaching Goa BJP MLAs at their homes to demand wages.
The opposition Congress Monday supported GMPF's allegation that the BJP was not serious about resuming mining in Goa.
"The move for getting the sector to restart is heading in the right direction," Tendulkar claimed.
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