Goa : After a day, environment minister Prakash Javadekar steered clear of the Mhadei controversy and said chief minister Pramod Sawant would spell out the details, Sawant on Monday said the state would file a contempt petition against Karnataka in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The first to report a fortnight ago that Goa would file a contempt petition against Karnataka within 15 days for diverting the Mhadei waters into the Malaprabha basin.“We will file the petition with photographic evidence of Karnataka diverting the water. ”
Sawant said we are also exploring other options.The chief minister had told that the water resources department had inspected the site where diversion had been carried out and taken photographs too.Sawant also said that he has spoken to Javadekar and urged him not to give any permission to Karnataka till the matter is disposed of by the court.He said the Centre would never do injustice to Goa in the Mhadei matter. Stating that the state government has taken up the issue with Union ministers, Sawant said Goa has also objected to the Maharashtra government’s decision to divert water at Virdi. And decided to challenge the order and strongly objected to the diversion.
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