Wednesday, January 7, 2009

All party delegation from Goa to meet Manmohan Singh today over Mhadei

A 10 member all party delegation from Goa is expected to meet the Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday 7th January 2009 to seek the urgent intervention of the centre in the dispute between Goa and Karnataka over the Mhadei water diversion issue and seek his help in setting up a River Dispute tribunal to adjudicate the dispute between the two states as the Mhadei is an inter state river.

While officials from the water resources department are also part of the team, the all party members which includes MLA’s and Ministers are excpected to reach before Wednesday to join the Chief Minister Mr Digambar Kamat who is already camping in New Delhi.The meeting is scheduled to be at 5.15 pm on Wednesday evening.

The delegation from Goa has prepared a report with documentary evidence to present before the Prime Minister about the illegal work undertaken by the Karnataka Government despite restrictions imposed by the court and other central agencies.

The delegation comprises of the Home Minister, Me Ravi Naik, the water resources Minister Mr Felipe Neri Rodrigues, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar ( all from the Congress), The Revenue Minister Mr Jose Phillip D’Souza(NCP) the Health Minister Mr Vishwajit Rane (independent), the Transport Minister, Mr Ramakrishna Dhavlikar(MGP) , Mr Atanasio Monserrate ( unattached member) Mr Francisco D’Souza and Mr Milind Naik ( BJP). The Rajya Sabha member Mr Shantaram Naik is also expected to be a part of the delegation.

One hopes that our elected representatives present their case very strongly to rightfully influence the Prime Minister to use his good offices to ensure that Karnataka falls in line and adheres to directives of the Court in ensuring that Goa and Goans do not have to suffer and the beautiful Mandovi continues to flow like always before.
Xittuk Goencar

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