Jaya blames Centre for Koodankulam row;issue takes ugly turn

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Koodankulam nuclear plant protests
Chennai, Oct 18: With the stir against the Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu all set to resume from Tuesday, state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had engaged in the slamming of Centre for not doing enough to allay the fears of the worried protestors on the safety of the proposed N-plant.

Washing her hands off the issue completely, Jayalalithaa has blamed the Centre for the deteriorating of the issue. She also demanded that the Centre should take immediate steps to resolve the conflict situation that has emerged recently.

She also added that the Koodankulam project was entirely a Central government project and said that only the Centre knew about the safety concerns involved.

She was quoted as saying on the issue, "Work at Koodankulam should not continue till public fears are allayed and that continues to be our stand. PM promised a joint committee, nothing has happened. I suspect centre is trying to play blame game against State Govt. The Centre should stop playing these blame games. Renewed protest at the Kudankulam power plant due to Centre not suspending work there."

With Koodankulam issue emerging as an all-out war against the State government and the Centre, Jayalalithaa has said that the Centre was not acting responsibly and said, "Scope & magnitude of this issue is creating a fear psychosis among the people & villages surrounding Koodankulam. It is unfortunate to see the Centre is abdicating it's responsibilities. PM should have sent a high level team to allay fears & misgivings of the people."

The PM had earlier assured the TN government of the safety of the nuclear plant.

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