Mining and Political Parties in Goa
SEBASTIAN RODRIGUES laments the fact that the political class has failed to act against mining, thus betraying the people of Goa
One cannot but express utter disgust at the stance of all political parties in Goa – national as well as regional – contesting the Lok Sabha elections on the crucial life-threatening problem confronting Goa: open-cast iron ore, manganese and bauxite mines. Even though the problem is common knowledge in Goa, learnt through the experience of more than half a century of open-cast mining, the political class – irrespective of whether they are right, centre or left –continues to betray the people of Goa in the most shameful manner.
Herald 15 April 2009, Panaji.
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