Panaji: The Goa unit of BJP today demanded that Congress publish the Shah Commission report on illegal mining in the state, saying it had been kept under wraps to “save” the Congress leaders.
State BJP chief Laxmikant Parsekar accused the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of “hiding the Shah Commission report”.
“Let the party (Congress) come clean by publishing the report. They are hiding it because names of several Congressmen are in the report, accusing them of illegal mining,” Parsekar alleged.
Parsekar’s statement came in response to Congress’s allegation that Manohar Parrikar government in Goa was dilly-dallying on the issue of action against illegal mining.
Goa is the biggest exporter of iron ore in the country.