Goa illegal mining: CM remains quite on PAC report

Last Updated: Monday, October 3, 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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 22:08

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