Sankhali: Stating that the Supreme Court is going to hold an important hearing on mining issue on February 10, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the mining workers to have patience for few days in getting their issues resolved.
Sawant was addressing the workers during a meeting with them at Secretariat on Friday which was also attended by Speaker Rajesh Patnekar and Mayem MLA Pravin Zantye.
The workers had requested the Speaker and Mayem MLA Zantye for a meeting with Chief Minister so that they could put forth their grievances.
This meeting was planned accordingly. During the meeting, the Chief Minister told the workers to have patience for few more days in order to get their grievances resolved. He told that important hearing on mining will be held on February 10 in the Supreme Court and based on this, the government is likely to take the future decision.
He added that in case there is a delay in restarting mining, there is other option of forming mining corporation, the process for which has been kept ready by the government.
Regarding payment of full salary, he said he will be holding talks with company management over the issue. Meanwhile, workers association president Nilesh Karbotkar informed that they have decided to withdraw temporarily their agitation, which they had planned from Monday, due to the word from the Chief Minister.
“We are hopeful of some solution as assured by the Chief Minister and we have decided to be patient for few days,” Karbotkar added.