Bhubaneswar, March, 21, Abhijit Saha: The Congress party has alleged the ruling BJD government on yesterday for mining scam against ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
The Union minister Srikant Jena has alleged that the ruling BJD government has been ignoring the companies associated with BJD leaders who have been mining for years excess of chromite breaking all rules.
The Congress has claimed that the illegal mining has cost the state exchequer a loss of at least Rs. 20,000 crore referring to a recent case filed by a sub divisional magistrate of Jajpur against three officials of Balasore Alloys Ltd.
Jena also said that this looting scam without hindrance for 10 years could not have happened if the ruling government would not have given support. He asked then how could thousands of trucks could carry illegally mined ores every night to Kendrapara and then onto Paradip port.