MGP to write to PM over Mhadei river

Gomantak times
Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Dhavlikar said that if the chief minister was concerned about the people of Goa, he should have demanded the withdrawal of the letter given by Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Prakash Javadekar to Karnataka Minister over Mhadei.

PANAJI: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appraising him of the Mhadei river issue.

Speaking to media persons at MGP headquarters in Panaji, Dhavlikar said, "I feel the Chief Minister has once again tried to cheat the people of Goa. He should have met the Prime Minister as this issue of Mhadei pertains to four different ministries. Instead of meeting the PM, he had met a minister who has the power to only grant project approval to projects which are proposed by the State governments and which are as per the norms of the Centre."

"It looks like his meeting with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is an election stunt," said Dhavlikar.

"Now MGP has decided to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring all the issues to his notice pertaining to Mhadei within five days from today. Issues will be explained along with reasons and photos. Mhadei is Goa's lifeline and it is our duty to protect it," Dhavlikar said.

'Conserve water as dark clouds of
'Goa going dry' hovering over Goa'

Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat on Monday stated that the dark clouds of 'Goa going dry' are hovering over Goa. If our lifeline Mhadei is diverted, the entire State will get converted into a desert and we will starve for every drop of water, he warned.

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"As we celebrate `Rangpanchami', let us all remember the importance of water. Let us not waste a single drop of water. Conservation of water is the need of the hour. Let us start today and set an example for the generations to come," Kamat stated.
He further said, "As we take part in Shigmo festivities which is a unique festival of unity, let us spread the message to remain together for the cause of mother Mhadei. Let us all unite and defeat any attempts by anyone to take away our lifeline from us."
 

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