Sterlite: Tamil Nadu CM blames DMK for inciting violence

Sterlite: Tamil Nadu CM blames DMK for inciting violence

The violence and police firing in Thoothukudi that claimed 13 lives rocked the Tamil Nadu assembly on Tuesday with Chief Minister K Palaniswami blaming the DMK, and “some anti-social elements” for the violence and maintaining that the subsequent police action was “unavoidable”.

Sterlite Copper will explore all options on Thoothukudi plant shutdown: CEO

Sterlite Copper will explore all options on Thoothukudi plant shutdown: CEO

Dismissing claims by protesters at Thoothukudi, Sterlite Copper chief executive P. Ramnath said the villagers are parroting allegations made by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In an interview over phone, Ramnath said the firm’s immediate aim was to get its “consent to operate” from the Tamil Nadu government.