CHENNAI: Breaking his silence over the killing of 11 people in police firing in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today accused rival political parties of "instigating" violence. The chief minister said power supply to the plant was discontinued following a direction from the state's pollution control board. Palaniswami claimed some anti-social elements had infiltrated the anti-Sterlite plant protesters and unleashed violence. Terming the incidents as "unfortunate," he condoled the deaths and said all past agitations for the closure of the plant were peaceful. "This time round it (protest) turned violent. It was due to instigation by some political parties and owing to infiltration by anti-social elements," Palaniswamy, who is under relentless attack from the Opposition, said. Recalling steps taken by the AIADMK governments for the closure of the plant, Palaniswami said the "deliberate" violence was meant "to bring disrepute to the government and put it under … [Read more...] about K Palaniswami blames opposition, anti-socials for Tuticorin
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