War of words between CM, Stalin in Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Assembly today witnessed heated exchanges between the ruling and the opposition parties. Leader of Opposition and DMK president M K Stalin alleged that the AIADMK government has failed to point out the partial treatment of the Centre to Tamil Nadu. Replying to him, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the DMK failed to find a solution to the Cauvery issue during its rule. "AIADMK members are disrupting the proceedings of Parliament in Mekedatu dam row and are raising their voice for the welfare of the state," he said.
Stating that the government led by him was working keen to protect the interests of Tamil Nadu in all ways, he said if there is any project that is against the people, his government would oppose it in a staunch way.

The CM said the government was particular about permanently closing down Sterlite Copper plant. "No one can reopen it. The Tamil Nadu government will not support any such move," he added. Recently, when the State Government was planning to appeal in Supreme Court against NGT's order to reopen Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi, the Vedanta group managing the plant had filed a caveat petition. The group had requested that a verdict should not be given in the government's appeal without seeking the opinion of the company.  The NGT recently granted permission to reopen the Sterlite industries and also directed the State Government to give necessary power supply to restart operations.