Truth vs Hype: Goa - Politics of Iron-gate
September 15, 2012 | Duration: 19 min, 14 sec
On Truth vs Hype this week, right in the middle of a seemingly unending controversy over coal block allocations, comes, what some are calling Iron-gate - the Shah Commission Report, first broken on this show, which has found Goa's iron ore mines guilty of a rash of violations. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reacted to the report by suspending all mining operations in Goa until the mine owners can prove they are in the clear. But the threat by Mr Parrikar, who belongs to the BJP to also file FIR's against leaders of the former Congress regime has led to an all out political war. And there are worries that what should have been an opportunity to clean up the deep rot in Goa mining, may have degenerated into the politics of one-upmanship and vendetta.