Friday, January 18, 2008

Congress blames SEZ lobby for Goa crisis

The SEZ lobby is strong enough to topple governments.

The Congress leadership here on Friday launched hectic efforts to save the Digambar Kamat government in Goa amidst serious charges that the powerful SEZ lobby was attempting to destablise and install an alternate dispensation with the help of three defiant NCP MLAs.

Kamat, who reached here on Friday afternoon with party MLAs, attended meetings convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi as well as the NCP leadership, who was trying to win back the three errant MLAs. The Goa chief minister had managed to tide over an embarrassing situation in the state Assembly on Thursday, but events took a fresh turn after the three NCP MLAs refused to give their support to him.

"We met Gandhi and briefed her about the political situation in Goa. We discussed the situation. Now we will talk to NCP leaders again and a solution will be found," Kamat told reporters. The AICC had earlier in the day, put the blame squarely on the "SEZ lobby" for the crisis, as party leaders suggested that it would be a miracle if the government could be saved.

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