Demanding scrapping of Posco`s proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest.
Expressing shock at death of 3 people in bomb explosion at proposed Posco plant site, Congress asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take effective steps to prevent `bloodbath` in area.
Vehemently opposing the proposed
Posco steel plant in Orissa`s Jagatsinghpur district, CPI
demanded immediate shifting of the project elsewhere.
CPI national secretary D Raja demanded that the
Odisha government should shift Posco steel plant from its
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Centre to see that South Korean steel-maker POSCO is able to set up their plant in the state.
The Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti will observe June 22 as `Black day` as it has been doing since 2005.
The police on Saturday cleared the entry point to the proposed Posco mega steel plant at Balitutha, of protesters resisting land acquisition since January 26, using rubber bullets, teargas and batons, leaving at least 30 injured.
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