BL reported that Bharatiya Janata Party president Mr Nitin Gadkari on Thursday led a delegation of the party's Goa unit leaders to President Ms Pratibha Patil and sought a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged illegal mining of iron ore in Goa, which accounts for 60% of the country's iron ore exports
Mr. Gadkari said the scam causing a loss of INR 25,000 crore to the exchequer took place over the last five years.
The delegation asked the President to direct the Centre to take stringent action against the wrongdoers so as to rid the State of the mining mafia and safeguard the interests of thousands earning their income on legal mining activities.
They charged “The Congress regime and the Pradesh Congress Committee are involved in the scam.”
The BJP charged that the ruling Congress government was trying to cover up the scam.
(Sourced from BL)