Don't allow FDI in mineral sand mining: CPI(M)

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Kottayam, Feb 12 (UNI) The state conference of the CPI (M) today appealed to the Union Government to withdraw its decision to allow foreign investment in mineral sand mining.

Expressing strong protest against the Centre's decision, the meeting, in a resolution, demanded foreign investment of any type should not be allowed in mineral sand mining.

If the Union Government did not take a favourable decision, agitations would be launched, the meeting warned.

In another resolution, the conference wanted restoration of Central Electricity Quota to avoid power cut and load shedding in the State.

Talking to the media, LDF Convenor Vaikom Viswan said discussion on the report of the state secretary on the performance of the party and government in the State would conclude tomorrow.

The CPI (M) had succeeded in increasing its influence among the minority, particularly the Christians, the report said.

Party Politburo Member Sitaram Yechuri participated in today's discussions.


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