Karunanidhi plays power politics as Jaya takes credit for improved power scenario

DMK chief raises court case on irregularities in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation

GN Bureau | July 9, 2015


#tamil nadu   #tn   #karunanidhi   #jayalalithaa   #power generation  

Trying to provoke chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her claim that Tamil Nadu's electricity needs have been fulfilled, DMK chief Karunanidhi on Wednesday asked her to answer the people over charges of irregularities in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).

"It will only be appropriate for her to come forward to answer the people on such allegations, besides answering the court," the former chief minister said. He was referring to a writ plea in the Madras High Court over allegations of irregularities in TANGEDCO. The writ plea seeks probe into the alleged irregularities and scam.

Tamil Nadu was facing acute power supply problems in 2011 when Jayalithaa won the elections. Now, the situation has improved considerably with power generation from new projects like Vallur and Mettur and long-term power purchase agreements signed by the state. Jayalalithaa has claimed that "Tamil Nadu now shines as a state which has fulfilled its electricity needs."

However, the DMK chief said Jayalalithaa's claims were "strange and amusing."

ED arrests TN medical college chairman on laundering charges

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested the Chairman of a Tamil Nadu-based medical institute in connection with its money laundering case. The case pertains to an alleged bank fraud of Rs 136 crore and cheating of students to the tune of Rs 16 crore by Naidu and others.

The agency said it arrested the Chairman of Deen Dayal Medical and Educational Trust, Thiruvallur, T D Naidu, on charges of being involved in the "offence of money laundering" based on its separate FIR lodged in 2013.

"Naidu in his voluntary statement has admitted the fraud but not revealed the properties acquired using the proceeds of crime," the agency said.

Comments

 

Other News

Hydro engineering college to come up in Himachal

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of hydro engineering college at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. The college, being set up by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and NHPC, will provide B Tech courses in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer science discipl

BHEL commissions 3MW solar plant in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has commissioned a three Mega Watt solar photo voltaic power plant in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.  BHEL executed this project on a turnkey basis for Dadra and Nagar Haveli power distribution corporation limited at Velugam.   It

Back to the drawing board: Kejriwal

Time to go back to the drawing board, said Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, days after his party failed to make its mark in the Delhi civic elections.   In a message, Kejriwal said that in the last 2 days, I spoke to many vo

Grasp the nettle by taxing rich farmers

  The tax net needs to be expanded and the rich farmers must pay up their taxes. This week saw quite a bit of going back and forth over this prickly issue after Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy batted for taxing agricultural income.   Niti Aayog vice chairman A

Attention to NTDs, dream of an equal, accessible internet and the struggles of CIC

  A giant yellow inflatable schistosomiasis worm, with ‘Making Schistory’ printed on it, floated on Lake Geneva, marking the five years since the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Though in 2015 about 1.59 billion people received treatment for at least

BBNL, BSNL to provide broadband connectivity to 1.3 lakh rural post offices

In order to provide broadband connectivity of BharatNet to post offices in rural areas, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), department of posts and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a tripartite agreement.   The agreement is the first tri-partite MoU which



Video

शहीदों के लिए आगे आये आईएएस अफसर

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter