Jayalalithaa was speaking after her arrival from Delhi where she attended a Planning Commission meeting to finalise the state's outlay which was fixed at Rs 28,000 crore. Stating that the Centre's contribution in this was only Rs 3,000 crore, Jayalalithaa took a dig at the Planning Commission saying the exercise to discuss the outlay appeared to mean that her state being told how to spend its own money.
On allegations of human rights violations against those protesting Kudankulam nuclear power plant, the CM said: "We would look into reports (about it)." Earlier in the day, a group of intellectuals including former bureaucrats and academicians had in their report alleged human rights violations. To a question, Jayalalithaa said Indian Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, who recently clinched his fifth world champion title, deserves the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.