Goa illegal mining: CM remains quite on PAC report
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Last Updated: Monday, October 03, 2011, 22:08
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Monday refused to get embroiled in the controversy surrounding the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on illegal mining in the state.

"It's between the (legislative assembly) Speaker and the legislative assembly. I have no powers to speak on the matter," Kamat said, when asked about the suspicion surrounding the authenticity of PAC report.

The chief minister refused to entertain questions related to the PAC stating that he would not like to comment on the issue.

Congress party had expressed doubts over the authenticity of the PAC report, claiming that their members were not invited for the meetings.

But, Congress legislators on the committee admitted that they were often absent for the meetings.

Congress legislator Fransisco Silveira said that he has not attended a single PAC meeting, despite invitations being received on time.

Another legislator Agnelo Fernandes had said that he attended just two out of twenty meetings.

However, BJP said that Congress was looking out for an escape-route from the PAC report as their leaders might be in trouble after it is made public.


First Published: Monday, October 03, 2011, 22:08

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