Panaji, July 9: 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 said at a press conference today that Congress-led UPA government in the centre was “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 claimed.
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.