TN N-plant: Jaya snubs PM's warning, supports protesters

Chennai, Oct 13: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister snubbed Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's warning regarding the agitation over Kudankulam Nuclear plant in the state. Overruling the PM's warning, the CM on Thursday, Oct 13 showed her support to the protesters.

Expressing her feelings for the local and their sufferings, Jayalalithaa said, "As for as Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project is concerned, Tamil Nadu government will certainly act respecting the local peoples' sentiments. I will be one among you in the issue."

The CM's statement clearly showed the difference between the central government and the state government. The PM on Wednesday had warned Jayalalithaa in a letter to the AIADMK chief.

In his letter to the Tamil Nadu CM, Manmohan Singh said, "Of the 2000 MW to be generated by Kudankulam project units 1 and 2, 925 MW will be allocated to Tamil Nadu. In case the prospects of availability of this power are suddenly withdrawn this would impact on the state's development and industrialisation plans."

The protest over nuclear plant in the state entered fifth day on Thursday. The agitators blocked all roads connecting nuclear plant project site.

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