Chennai, April 5 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin said that the state government would never permit coal mining / lignite mining from the Delta districts of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister was responding to special call attention motions moved by the legislators.
Stalin said that he was also shocked like other members in the house on the central government’s auctioning process of three coal blocks in the delta districts of Tamil Nadu.
He said that not only as the Chief Minister but also as a resident of Tiruvarur district of the state which falls under the Delta districts of the state and added that coal or lignite mining will never be allowed in Delta districts of the state.
The Chief Minister also said that immediately he came to know about the central government’s auction process, he had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that former union minister and senior leader of the DMK, T.R. Baalu had met the Union Coal minister, Prahlad Joshi, and apprised him of the present situation.
Chief Minister said that Prahlad Joshi assured T.R. Baalu that the opposition of the Tamil Nadu CM would be given due weightage and will be taken into account.