Web Exclusive | August 2019
Tamil Nadu CM lays stone for textile processing unit
Amidst protest from local people from various villages near Kariyapatti, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami laid foundation stone for Southern Districts Textile Processing Cluster Private Limited and New Industrial Park.
The ceremony for the industrial park planned between Thamaraikulam and Pottalkulam in Kariyapatti Taluk was done through video-conferencing.
However, over 100 people from various villages, who turned up at the Kariyapatti Taluk office to make a representation opposing the project, staged a road roko after Collector A. Sivagnanam returned to Virudhunagar without meeting them.
The villagers alleged that police had swooped down in various villages in the region early in the morning and kept people under their custody fearing that they could disrupt the video-conferencing event that was held at the Kariyapatti Union Office near the bus stand.