Arrested Tejpal but why not mining scamsters, asks AAP

PTI, PANAJI | 01 April 2014 21:03 IST

Aam Aadmi Party today accused Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of going “overboard” in “chasing” Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal but failing to arrest ministers involved in illegal mining scam.

“You (Parrikar) have chased Tejpal enough. But you have yet to arrest ministers involved in mining scam,” AAP leader and South Goa candidate Swati Kerkar said addressing a public meeting here.

Tejpal is in jail here for allegedly raping his woman colleague at ThinkFest here last year.

AAP national leader Manish Sisodia was present at the public meeting.

Kerkar, the only woman candidate in Goa, is in fray against Narendra Sawaikar of BJP and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco of Congress.

Kerkar alleged that Parrikar had been “inactive” against a select few involved in illegal mining.

“People will teach you a lesson in 2017 (Legislative Assembly elections) and also in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls,” Kerkar said.


Earlier, AAP local leader Satish Sonak questioned government’s “inaction” in not arresting miners involved in illegal mining scam.

“The state government has been silent against mine owners and whatever action taken is only against small fish,” he alleged.

Rampant irregularities in mining have been found in Goa which is the largest exporter of iron ore.

The state crime branch has arrested several traders and former director of mines and geology department Arvind Lolienkar in this connection. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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@Karunakar Shetty. Arvind Kejriwal Has Filed FIR Against Sheela Dikshit As Promised Before Election. Congress Has Given A Safe Route To Her By Making Her Governor Of Kerala.

- Jose Rod, Goa | 03 rd April 2014 14:19


What Happened To The Vasco & Other Rape Cases In Goa? Why They Are Not Put In Fast Track? Why That Cases Are Not Given Same Priority As Given To This Tejpal Case? Why Parrikar Is Taking Personal Interest In Only This Case And Not In Other Cases? Do Other Woman Are Not Woman And Only Tejpal Case Woman Is Woman?

- Jose Rod, Goa | 02 nd April 2014 20:30


First you Ask Kejriwal why he has not taken action against Sheela Dikshit as promised before Delhi election ?

- Karunakar Shetty, Bicholim | 02 nd April 2014 13:24


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