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.