Tamil Nadu drops cases against farm law and anti-CAA protesters.


CHENNAI: Chief minister M K Stalin on Thursday told the Tamil Nadu assembly that the state law department was reviewing all cases filed by the previous AIADMK regime.
The state government has also ordered withdrawal of cases filed by the previous government against media houses and people who protested in a democratic manner against three farm laws promulgated by the Centre, Citizenship Amendment Act, methane extraction, neutrino project, Kudankulam nuclear power plant and the Chennai-Salem Expressway project, the CM said.
“All cases would be withdrawn against people who held nonviolent protests,” Stalin said, while replying to the debate on motion of thanks to the governor’s address to the assembly.
“We have already asked authorities to review and order discharge of people, whatever the case may be, filed during the previous regime, if they were unjust, and if the protests were held in a non-violent manner,” Stalin said.
The CM was responding to requests made by TVK leader T Velmurugan, CPM floor leader Nagai Mali and Congress whip S Vijayadharani seeking withdrawal of cases filed against people involved in agitation seeking constitution of Cauvery water management authority, anti-Sterlite stir, and women who were facing cases for protests against Tasmac outlets. Last month, Stalin had ordered withdrawal of cases against MDMK leader Vaiko, CPI leader R Nallakannu and CPM secretary K Balakrishnan.
2 industrial clusters to generate 22,000 jobs in northern TN
Large industries would come up in northern Tamil Nadu providing employment opportunities to 22,000 people, the CM said on Thursday. Industrial clusters will be set up in Cheyyar to provide jobs to12,000 people and another one in Tindivanam to provide jobs to10,000 people, the CM said, adding that he believed jobs for youth will lay the foundation for TN’s growth.
TN allocates ₹100cr for renovating 100 temples across TN
Recalling the DMK poll manifesto that promised to spend ₹1,000 crore for renovation of temples in the state if the party is voted to power, the CM said on Tursday that in the first phase, hundred temples would be renovated at a cost of ₹100 crore and the initiative will include aspects such as repairing temple tanks and temple cars.
Samathuvapurams to be renovated, new ones planned: Stalin
Chief minister Stalin said former CM M Karunanddhi had built 240 samathuvapurams (equality villages) in the name of ‘Thanthai Periyar’, who strove for equality. Those samathuvapurams have not been maintained properly by the previous regime. They will be renovated and new samathuvapurams will also be built in Tamil Nadu, he said.

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