Chennai (PTI): Accusing his ally PMK founder S Ramadoss of hindering developmental activities in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Satur day said when he was demanding setting up of industries in backward districts, he was opposing acquisition of land for the purpose.
Writing in the DMK mouthpiece Murasoli,he said when Tatas proposed to set up a Titanium Project in the backward Tuticorin district,Ramadoss protested against acquiring land for the purpose. 'Because of this, the factory is yet to be set up, thereby denying hundreds of youngsters employment opportunities,' he said.
Ramadoss also protested against setting up of a Special Economic Zone at Hosur, again a backward area, he said.
On Ramadoss remarks that the state was yet to take steps on establishing a new airport while new airports at Hyderabad and Bangalore were already commissioned or to be commissioned soon, Karunanidhi said when the government wanted to acquire land for the expansion of Chennai airport, the PMK leader had charged that the government was planning to usurp 800 acres of land. However, work would begin on the expansion next month, he said.