19 Mar 2023  |   06:35am IST

Save Mhadei front demands apology from CM for campaigning in Karnataka

Calls off Goa bandh scheduled on March 20 in view of ongoing school exams

Team Herald

PANJIM:  The ‘Save Mhadei Save Goa Front’ (SMSGF) on Saturday demanded an apology from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for campaigning in Karnataka for BJP candidates.

“Recently, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, while campaigning has said that till his last breath he will fight and he will do everything to divert Mhadei to Malaprabha. This means he is making a statement against Goa. However, the next day our Chief Minister Pramod Sawant campaigned in Karnataka. He should apologise for it,” SMSGF Convenor Hrudaynath Shirodkar said.

Shirodkar said that the Chief Minister, by campaigning for BJP in Karnataka has insulted Goa and Goans, who are fighting to protect Mhadei from Karnataka. 

“During his (Sawant) visit to Karnataka, he should have condemned BJP and Bommai’s statement on Mhadei diversion. On the contrary, he indirectly endorsed Bommai views on Mhadei by campaigning for him,” he said. 

The Front has also decided to lead a delegation to the State Forest Department seeking to know the status of the notice issued to Karnataka for violation of Wildlife Protection Act. Meanwhile, the Front has called off their Goa bandh, scheduled on March 20 in view of ongoing school examinations.