Goa''s BJP govt faces Opposition heat post SC order on Mahadayi

    Panaji, Feb 20 (PTI) Opposition parties in Goa on
Thursday slammed the BJP government in the state for failing
to protect its interests over the river Mahadayi in backdrop
of a Supreme Court ruling.
    The apex court, in its interim order on Thursday,
allowed the Karnataka governments plea for implementation of
the final award by a tribunal for sharing water from the
    While BJP Goa spokesman Dattaprasad Naik said the
party will respond through a press conference, Leader of
Opposition Digambar Kamat of the Congress termed it as a
"Black Day" for Goa.
    Kamat said the state government remains silent on the
Supreme Courts decision to notify the award of the Mahadayi
water dispute tribunal diverting water.
    "Black Day in Goa as the Goa government remains
silent on Hon'ble Supreme Court's decision to notify the award
of Mhadei (Mahadayi) Water Dispute Tribunal diverting water
from our Lifeline Mother Mhadei (Mahadayi) to Karnataka.
    "We will now intensify people's agitation against an e
insensitive government, Kamat said.
    The Supreme Court, in its interim order, allowed the
Karnataka government's plea for implementation of the final
award by a tribunal for sharing of water from the Mahadayi
river between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
    Goa Forward Party Chief Vijai Sardesai said the BJP
government in the state played into hands of Karnataka.
    Reliably known that Karnataka prayed to go ahead for
gazette notification of Mhadei Tribunal order. Goa didnt
object! And played into the hands of Karnataka which can now
officially go ahead with Khalsa-Bhanduri project as
@PrakashJavdekar promised Bommai in letter on 24/12/19!,
Sardesai tweeted.
    The AAP said the BJPs "betrayal" of Goa on
Mahadayiis out in the open and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
should resign.
    At every stage in the fight to protect Goas interest
over Mhadai (Mahadayi) water rights , the BJP government has
betrayed the cause of Goa," said AAP Goa spokesman Valmiki

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