PANAJI: The Opposition parties, Congress and Goa Forward, have slammed the Goa Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant, over Amit Shah’s statement in Belagavi on the Mhadei issue wherein he said the Goa Govt was part of the decision to allow the diversion of Mhadei.
Goa Forward President Vijai Sardesai has demanded Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant’s resignation if he cannot resolve the issue in Goa’s favour.
“TRUTH IS OUT: @DrPramodPSawant KILLED MOTHER #MHADEI. @BJP4India national leadership reveals the truth I’ve been saying all along: Diversion of #Mhadei was a joint decision of @goacm and @CMofKarnataka. I challenge Sawant to dispute his leadership now, or resign immediately!” he tweeted.
He further said, “KARNATAKA FARMERS’ THIRST QUENCHED WITH GOAN LIVES! This is the monstrous face of @DrPramodPSawant! In exchange for his chair, he’s deprived generations of #Goans of drinking water, diverting #Mhadei for water-guzzling crops in #Karnataka. QUIT, @goacm. Enough of your lies!
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar also slammed Goa Chief Minister for Amit Shah’s comments.
“Blatant Lies of Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant stands exposed. It is not the Thirst of Farmers but the Hunger for Power of the BJP which has betrayed Goa & Goans. The statement of HM Amit Shah is clear, Goa BJP, in connivance with Karnataka BJP, Murdered our Lifeline Mother Mhadei,” he said.
Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao reiterated the Congress party’s commitment to Save Mhadei.
“Congress Party in Goa always remained committed to Mother Mhadei. Today, Home Minister Amit Shah acknowledged our commitment to #MotherMhadei. It is clear Triple Engine @BJP4India betrayed Goans and killed Mother Mhadei. @BJP4Goa has no right to continue in Power. @goacm Resign”.
He said Home Minister Amit Shah, in his speech in Belgavi today, acknowledged the commitment Congress Party in Goa towards protecting and saving our Mother Mhadei. His statement also made it clear that the BJP Government has killed our Lifeline Mother Mhadei, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
“Truth always Prevails; God is Great! Home Minister’s statement in Belgavi makes it clear that Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant avoided including Opposition MLAs in the Delegation which met Home Minister Amit Shah to give consent to the conspiracy to betray Goans & kill Mother Mhadei,” charged Yuri Alemao.
He said the people of Goa will bow realise that Congress Party had made it a point in our Election Manifesto of 2022 that not a single drop of water will be allowed to be diverted. We stood by our commitment and will continue to do so.
The Triple Engine BJP Government at the Centre, Karnataka and Goa, connived time and again to betray Goans and kill our Lifeline Mhadei.
“I appeal to all Goans to unite and come out to protest against the anti-Goa decision of the BJP. BJP Government needs to be taught a lesson once and for all,” stated Yuri Alemao.
AAP MLA Benaulim MLA Capt Venzy Viegas also demanded Chief Minister’s resignation.
“CM @DrPramodPSawant & his govt’s jumlas to cover up betrayal of Goa on #Mhadei once again exposed with Home Minister @AmitShahOffice asserting in Belgavi today that k’taka’s diversion of water by taking Goa in confidence has resolved the dispute. Resign pronto Mr Chief Minister,” he said.