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Goa mining: CM meets Sonia to clarify stand

delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2011 01:32 IST
HT Correspondent

In the dock over allegations of illegal mining, Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to explain his position regarding the issue.

Congress sources said Kamat had "to do a lot of explaining" on the entire matter but the chief minister maintained that his meeting with Gandhi on Wednesday evening was a courtesy call.

"I had not met her after she came back from treatment. It was just a courtesy call to convey good wishes of the people from Goa," he said on Thursday.

But Kamat's continuance on the post depends largely on the report of the Justice MB Shah Commission that is looking into the cases of illegal mining in several states, including Goa. The panel is likely to submit its findings by October-end or first week of November and the Congress brass will wait for that before taking any decision.