Talking to the journalists, Udayakumar said that DMK gave licences to hundreds of industries, but it failed to come up with adequate plans to meet the crisis. "Karunanidhi was chief minister for five years. He should have realised what the demand would be in the future and should have devised policies accordingly. Nothing of that sorts was done," he said.
Criticizing the DMK, he said that the poor people couldn't be punished for the mistakes that Karunanidhi's government had committed. "We cannot allow fishermen and their families to suffer the effects of a nuclear plant just because industries want electricity," he said.
The panel members committee formed to look into the Koodankulam issue had denied to meet the people of Idinthakarai. "They should have met the people and interacted with them. Instead, they visited the plant for two hours and have started giving certificates even before submitting the final report," he added.