Panaji, October three
The Congress in Goa on Saturday burnt an effigy of Union Minister for Surroundings and Forests Prakash Javadekar whereas protesting in opposition to the detention of almost a dozen opposition get together staff.
The Congress staff had been detained following their protest outdoors a metropolis five-star resort demanding a gathering with Javadekar on Friday night time.
The employees, together with the Vice President of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), Sankalp Amonkar, had been detained by the police in Panaji whereas they had been protesting outdoors the resort the place Javadekar was staying for the night time. The incident occurred simply after midnight on Friday.
Javadekar is in Goa to conduct conferences with farmers’ teams over the controversial farm Payments which had been handed by the Parliament just lately.
“Jungle raj in Goa — @INCGoa delegation led by Vice-President @SankalpAmonkar @JanaBhandariGoa @varadmardolkar @AdvArchitNaik @RautMeghashyam @SudinNaikGoa and 10 others arrested by @DGP_Goa for searching for appointment with @PrakashJavdekar and ready to satisfy him in resort foyer in Panaji,” Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar tweeted.
Chatting with reporters, even because the opposition get together staff had been being taken away to the police station, Amonkar mentioned the Congress delegation had arrived on the resort to satisfy Javadekar and search a proper appointment to debate the Mhadei interstate river water-sharing problem.
“We’re being arrested simply because we need to search an appointment with a Union Minister,” Amonkar added.
The Congress had up to now accused Javadekar of being a fan of Karnataka, one of many three states in addition to Goa and Maharashtra that are a part of the Mhadei river water-sharing dispute.
On Saturday, the get together staff burnt an effigy of Javadekar in Panaji.
The police, nevertheless, mentioned the Congress staff had been arrested as a result of they insisted on assembly Javadekar late at night time.
“It was a preventive arrest solely to keep away from a regulation and order scenario,” a senior police officer mentioned.
In the meantime, Javadekar met two teams of farmers in Mayem village and Mapusa city in North Goa, throughout which the Union Minister defined the significance of the three farm Payments, which he mentioned would give better freedom to farmers vis-a-vis promoting their produce for a greater value.
Javadekar’s entourage was additionally proven black flags by a bunch of round 50 farmers close to Mapusa. IANS