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DMK walks out of Assembly over Sterlite Copper issue

IANS  |  Chennai 

The legislators on Tuesday walked out of the Assembly protesting against the state government's continued silence on the demand to take a policy decision to close down copper smelter plant

Speaking to reporters outside the House, of opposition and M.said only a policy decision taken at the cabinet meeting will provide a permanent solution to the problem.

"However, the government is silent on the matter," he added.

Stalin said the (NGT) has ordered reopening of the -- a copper smelter plant -- in Tuticorin, owned by Vedanta Ltd, and the Supreme Court, too, agreed with the NGT order on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, expressed shock at the apex court's order.

He said the has stayed the Madras High Court's order banning reopening of the copper smelter plant.

According to Ramadoss, the should take a policy decision not to allow copper smelter plant and also bring a legislation to give legal backing to such a decision.

Ramadoss said the NGT and the are looking at the issue from the angle of industrial development.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:38 IST
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