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DMK to shun assembly session until Sterlite plant is shut down

DMK to shun assembly session until Sterlite plant is shut down

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Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin and party workers stage a demonstration wearing black clothes, against the death of 13 people who lost their lives in police firing during anti-Sterlite protests, at the state assembly in Chennai on May 29, 2018. The Tamil Nadu government on Monday issued orders closing the copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi owned by the Vedanta Group, a week after 13 people were killed in police firing during protests against the continued functioning of the unit. (Phot
Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin arrives at the state Assembly, in Chennai on May 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin arrives at the state Assembly, in Chennai on May 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai: Security beefed up at the Secretariat, in Chennai on May 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai: Security beefed up at the Secretariat, in Chennai on May 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) The DMK on Tuesday decided to boycott the state assembly sessions until the Tamil Nadu cabinet takes a policy decision to shut down the Sterlite Copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi belonging to the Vedanta group.
In a statement issued by the party, Whip R. Chakrapani said the K. Palaniswami government issued an order closing down the copper smelter plant without convening a cabinet meeting and taking a policy decision. Chakrapani said this would enable the company to seek relief from the courts. He alleged that the Chief Minister was not sincere about shutting down the plant. The DMK lawmakers on Tuesday attended the Assembly wearing black shirts to condemn the May 22 police firing in Thoothukudi which claimed 13 lives. --IANS vj/in/bg

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