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Respect SC order on Goa mines, says Sajjan Jindal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has lauded the verdict cancelling the ore mining leases in and said instead of putting pressure on the Centre the apex court judgement should be respected.

The had last month quashed the second renewal of ore mining leases given to 88 companies in in 2015.

"Instead of putting pressure on Delhi, it will be much better to respect Hon. #SupremeCourt judgement. @goacm must act on time based auction of the mines," Jindal has said in a tweet.

An all-party delegation from had on Monday met Union ministers and in and urged them to help the ore mining industry, which is staring at a crisis in the wake of a ruling.

"@goacm must act on time based auction of the mines," Jindal has tweeted.

had last month said that there was no other option than auctioning mining leases to resume iron ore extraction in the state, which is set to stop from March due to a Supreme Court order.

"Mine auctions through a transparent process will give additional revenue to the #Goa exchequer. Delaying the act wont help anyone @goacm @MinesMinIndia @nstomar," Jindal has tweeted.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:30 IST