• search

MK urges PM to reconsider Centre's decision on NLC

Written by: Staff
|

Chennai, July 4: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the Centre's decision to disinvest ten per cent of its equity in the Public Sector Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), stating ''the situation in NLC is becoming serious day-by-day.'' In a fax message, Mr Karunanidhi said Dr Singh's assurance that preferential treatment would be given to the employees in the disinvestment, does not fully meet the demands of the employees and reiterated his plea that the Centre withdraw its proposed disinvestment immediately.

The situation in NLC was becoming serious day-by-day with the result, the opposition was trying to exploit the situation, he said and brought to the notice of Prime Minister that some disgruntled elements were trying to instigate violence.

''At any time this may turn out to be a grave law and order problem. Further continuance of the problem to exist may result in break down in the supply of electricity not only to our State but also to the entire south,'' Mr Karunanidhi said.

''Under these unpleasant and undesirable cirumstances, I very earnestly request you to kindly withdraw the proposed disinvetment of NLC shares immediately,'' he said.

Sending a copy of the fax message Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Mr Karunanidhi requested her to do the needful. In a separate fax message to Ms Gandhi, he said ''I am enclosing herewith a copy of the fax message sent today to the Prime Minister. I would be very grateful if urgent action is taken on my request.'' The Chief Minister has also taken up the matter with Finance Minsiter P Chidambaram and explained the urgency involved in the issue.

Mr Karunanidhi said that the Finance Minister promised that he would immediately take up the matter and the latest developements to the Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister for immediately responding to his earlier request to consider selling the shares to the employees, during disinvestment, though it was rejected by the employees.

UNI

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more