Cuddalore: DMDK founder and opposition leader Vijayakant has demanded that the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa table a white paper in the assembly on illegal granite mining in Tamil Nadu.
Speaking at a public meeting here last night, he said Jayalalithaa had so far not spoken anything on illegal granite mining. "She should present a white paper in the assembly", he said.
Alleging there is rampant illegal sand quarrying, he said cost of construction material had skyrocketed. There were also irregularities in the public distribution system.
Vijayakant said the state government had not taken timely steps to expedite the 1000 MW Joint Venture project with Neyveli Lignite Corporation at Tuticorin as also the 500 MW thermal unit at NLC.
He later distributed Rs 20 lakh in cash and kind to beneficiaries under the DMDK`s `service for poor` scheme.