Activists and groups fighting for its resumption claim almost two lakh people dependent on the industry are now jobless.
Campaigning in Priol on Thursday, Naik said, "We could not find a solution to the mining issue because it also involves the Supreme Court. But once we come back to power, the issue will be given priority."
Claiming that the issue won't affect the BJP in the polls, he said, "People are aware that our party has been trying to solve the issue. We are committed to finding a solution to the impasse."
BJP MLA and state Power minister Nilesh Cabral, who represents Curchorem Assembly constituency, part of the mining belt, also said the issue would not affect the ruling party.
"People will vote for the development which we have brought under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he claimed.
The BJP's South Goa candidate and sitting MP Narendra Sawaikar said his party was getting good response from the voters in the mining belt.
Elections for Goa's two Lok Sabha seats, with 11.31 lakh voters, and bypolls for three Assembly seats will be held on April 23.
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