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Updated: March 12, 2012 02:03 IST

Commission Kudankulam project: Karunanidhi

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Tamil Nadu has plunged into darkness and people have realised that all sections have been affected by power crisis, Mr. Karunanidhi said. File Photo
Tamil Nadu has plunged into darkness and people have realised that all sections have been affected by power crisis, Mr. Karunanidhi said. File Photo

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday urged the Central and State governments to make efforts for immediate commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plants (KKNPP).

Pointing to reports in certain sections of the media that the failure to inaugurate the plant had caused Rs 900-crore loss to the government in the last six months, the DMK leader, in a statement, said that though the AIADMK secured votes by promising uninterrupted power supply to domestic consumption and industrial and agricultural purposes, it had done nothing to ensure the early commissioning of the KKNPP.

Instead, it had shifted the blame on the Centre and shirked its responsibility by writing letters to Prime Minister.

Mr Karunanidhi said Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, while in the Opposition, was highly critical of the DMK government and she used very strong words when there was a power cut.

“But, now, the State has plunged into darkness and people have realised that all sections have been affected by power crisis,” he said.

Pointing out that the State government had not explained its position on the project and the protests against it, Mr Karunanidhi said the Chief Minister, on the one hand, had held talks with the protesters and, on the other, there was no word on the experts' committee report that had been submitted to her.

The power cut was started in the first place by DMK region and its in efficiencies, especially in the management of TNEB. This newspaper can bring some credibility in its news by boycotting such politicans news conference. when everone knows the real reason, why such news item should be published. Media should play a constructive role by not publishing politicians lies and facts which are not based on data. Commissioning the Koodangulam earier would have perhsps, eased the power situation to an extent but not fully. Please let this news paper not succumb to politicians pressure.

from:  bala
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 18:49 IST

When J. and K. are in agreement, it surely must be cause for concern for c.m.?! This surely is the best reason to abandon the foolhardiness of KKNPP?!

from:  Arvind R.
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 01:05 IST

The grand patriarch of Tamilnadu has finally woken up on Kudankulam. Yet, as it is said, Better late than never! But, Is Poes Garden listening ?

from:  vidya
Posted on: Mar 12, 2012 at 14:42 IST
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