Addressing a press conference in Panaji on Monday, Aam Aadmi Party member Oscar Rebello said both parties have been pandering to the mining lobby and it was time the parties come clean on how much money they received as donation.

"It is clear that these are the lobbies, which control the government in Goa. Both BJP and Congress should come clean on how much money the mining companies donate to these parties," Rebello said.

His comments came against the unwillingness of the previous Congress-led and the incumbent BJP-led coalition governments to crack the whip on politician-bureaucrat-mining mafia nexus responsible for Goa's Rs 35,000-crore mining scam.

Addressing a BJP students’ convention in the capital last week, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the police was scared to take on the powerful mining lobby in Goa.

The Aam admi Party in Goa has as a policy decided not to accept donations from mining companies.


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