Sad, Extremely Unfortunate: Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal on Sterlite Row
Over 48 hours after 13 people were killed in Tuticorin for protesting against the Vedanta Copper Sterlite plant in the city, the group’s executive chairman Anil Agarwal broke his silence to issue a statement, expressing his ‘pain’ over the unfortunate turn of events.
Agarwal said he was ‘very sad to hear of what happened in Tuticorin’, and that ‘his full sympathies lay with the families’.
Referring to the court-ordered closure of the plant as an ‘annual shutdown’, Agarwal added that he was awaiting clearance from the government and court to restart it.
Adding that he was fully committed to the people and community of Tuticorin, he said:
Promising to abide by every law of the land, he said that the company stood for the prosperity of the community at large.
Reiterating his ‘pain’, he closed by saying: