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DMK allocated land for extension of copper unit in Tuticorin: TN CM



Chennai, May 31 (PTI) To turn arch rival DMK over the sterlite affair, the ruling AIADMK today claimed that the main opposition party had allocated land for the expansion of the copper factory in the Tuticorin district was in power during the Years 2006-11. Minister K Palaniswami underscored his government 's efforts to ensure the permanent closure of the copper unit in the district and identified the efforts that have been made, including the measures taken in 2013 by J Jayalalithaa Englisch: www.germnews.de/archive/gn/1999/01/16.html /1995/11/21.html He said that working DMK President MK Stalin has provided 230 hectares of land for the expansion of Sterlite when he held the industry portfolio as Deputy Prime Minister.

Recalling excerpts from a Stalin's speech in May 201

0, Palaniswami said that the former had then said, "Sterlite Industries in Tuticorin has taken on expansion at an investment of Rs 1500 crore."

"He (Stalin) mentions in the garment
Extension (by Sterlite) as Minister of Industry. Not only that, he had also allocated 230 acres of land for the extension of the facility, "he claimed.

" That's the case, who is the one who supported the plant, "he asked.

Palaniswami's statement in the The Tamil Nadu Assembly came after the opposition congress, a DMK ally, demanded a unanimous resolution for the closure of Sterlite and DMK involvement in the exercise

The DMK boycotting the ongoing gathering on the sterlite issue The government criticized the government in Tuticorin on May 22 for its violent factory, which cost 13 people with death

Palaniswami said he did put the facts on the subject and "this government brought it to reveal who worked for Sterlite Industries," adding that people were also aware of this information.

Yesterday Meeting of the DMK, the Prime Minister assumed it had been an attempt to "conceal their fog Askes" on the Sterlite matter.

"As far as the Amma (Jayalalithaa) government is
concerned are all the steps for the final decommissioning of the plant. Efforts in this regard were made in 2013, when Amma was prime minister, "he said, evidently referring to a closure order issued after gas leakage from the factory.

The company, a unit of Vedanta Ltd. [19659002] Palaniswami said that the Tamil Nadu Environmental Authority had rejected Sterlite's request to renew its agreement to operate the plant last month, even though the unit's power was cut on May 23

which also referred to the earlier one closure available
This week and the subsequent sealing of the factory

Thirteen people were killed in the police shootings on May 22 and 23, when violence erupted in protests by residents calling for the closure of Sterlite Industries in the district due to environmental pollution , PTI SA RAW AAR
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