Opposition events in Goa on Saturday sought the resignation of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant over the assertion of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah that the Mahadayi river water dispute between Karnataka and the coastal state had been resolved.
The 2 states have been engaged in a tussle over the sharing of water of the river for a number of years now and Goa has usually accused Karnataka of continuing unilaterally by ignoring pacts.
Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s ‘Jana Sankalp Yatre’ in Belagavi within the neighbouring state earlier within the day, Shah stated, “I need to let you know (individuals) that BJP, by resolving the long-standing dispute between each states, has given Mahadayi water to Karnataka and, thereby, ensured farmers in a number of districts listed here are benefited.”
Yuri Alemao, chief of opposition within the Goa Meeting, stated Sawant should resign instantly for the “homicide of Mahadayi”.
“Fact at all times Prevails, God is Nice! Residence Minister’s assertion in Belgavi makes it clear that Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant averted together with Opposition MLA’s within the Delegation which met Residence Minister Amit Shah to offer consent to the conspiracy to betray Goans and kill Mom Mahadayi,” Alemao stated.
Goa Congress chief Amit Patkar accused Sawant of betraying the individuals of the state, whereas Goa Ahead Occasion MLA Vijai Sardesai stated the choice to divert Mahadayi water was a joint one of many two chief ministers, each from the Bharatiya Janata Occasion.
Sardesai and Aam Aadmi Occasion Goa unit chief Amit Palekar stated Sawant should publicly disagree with the BJP’s central management, failing which he should resign.
Defending himself, CM Sawant tweeted, “We’ve got requested for an early listening to by the Supreme Courtroom within the Mhadei matter. We are going to proceed to battle for each drop of water that rightfully belongs to Goa. The DPR of Karnataka has additionally not obtained the mandatory Setting Clearances.”
“I guarantee the individuals of Goa that my Authorities will defend Goa’s curiosity,” he tweeted additional. PTI RPS.
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