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Kamal Nath, Kamat looting Goa: Parrikar

india Updated: Oct 29, 2010 01:28 IST

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BJP today alleged Union Minister Kamal Nath and Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat of looting the state through land acquisition process for the proposed national highway project.

"Kamal Nath, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat and the company (NHAI) is not dealing with the national highway expansion issue as per the model code," Goa's Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said.

"They are trying to convert the national highway expansion project into a Commonwealth Games infrastructure like scam, to loot the state," he claimed.

The National Highway Authority of India's (NHAI) expansion plan is yet to take off in Goa due to opposition to the land acquisition process by the locals.

Parrikar said the State government's plan was to acquire land for a 60-metre width road.

"I went through various public-private partnership highway projects taken up by NHAI. Their width is not more than 30 to 35 metres," he claimed.

The BJP leader said that the state government should bring out a white paper on the issue giving all details of the project.

He demanded that the state government in future should come clean on its land acquisition policy.

The former Goa chief minister said BJP will continue opposing the national highway expansion in its current form, till the government comes out with clean slate.