Panaji: Hitting out at BJP over the
illegal mining issue in the state, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Saturday sought to know why the saffron party has given
tickets to five persons from the mining industry for the
upcoming assembly polls.
"They are accusing me of illegal mining. But the BJP
has given tickets to five people from the mining industry,"
Kamat said, addressing a public rally at Fatorda in the
presence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Kamat has been accused of harbouring huge illegal
mining scam, which is estimated to be between Rs 1,200 crore
and Rs 10,000 crore. Justice M B Shah Commission, appointed by
the Centre, is inquiring into the scam.
The chief minister said that BJP, which claims itself
to be a party with a difference, has shown its "real colours"
in the neighbouring Karnataka, when three of its ministers
were caught watching porn clip in the assembly.
"That party`s (former) president was caught while
accepting bribe. How can they brag to be against corruption?,"
The public meeting at Fatorda was attended by over
This was one of the main election rallies organised by
Congress, which is contesting March 3 polls, in alliance with