CHENNAI: While the Union government has been initiating steps to bring back the methane project, it is time for the state government to break its silence on the issue, said PMK president Dr Anbumani Ramdoss in Thanjavur on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, he said, PMK had raised its voice first for the welfare of the Delta region and the continuous fight had forced the government to declare the Delta region as the Protected Agricultural Zone. “But at the same time, the Union government has been planning to resume methane projects in as many as 31 places in the Delta region. Instead of opposing the projects, the state government has been maintaining silence. The government should break the silence and tell its stand on the projects to the people,” Anbumani said.
Appeal HC order on women’s job reservation
In Chennai, PMK founder S Ramadoss on Thursday urged the state government to appeal against the judgment of the Madras High Court restricting the reservation provided to women in government jobs.
“The High Court in its verdict has stated that there is no need to extend the reservation given to women beyond 30 per cent and women can be given jobs within the 30 per cent reservation provided to them. The judgment is against social justice and the state government should appeal against the verdict,” said Ramadoss, in a statement. “State has increased the representation of women in local bodies to 50 per cent and there is a debate to increase their reservation in Parliament to 33 per cent. Under the circumstances it is not right to restrict their employment to mere 30 per cent,” said Ramadoss.