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DMK to stage protests on Sethu project tomorrow

PTI  Chennai, July 07, 2013
First Published: 20:46 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:57 IST(7/7/2013)
The DMK will hold protests in Chennai on Monday demanding immediate implementation of the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel project.

 
The protests, to be held in South Chennai and North Chennai, would also demand that AIADMK government to withdraw an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court against the project, a party release here said.
    
This was part of the decision taken at the administrative council meeting chaired by party president M Karunanidhi last month, it said.
     
The Rs. 2400 crore project that involves dredging of the Ram Sethu or Adams Bridge, has become a bone of contention between arch rivals DMK and AIADMK with chief minister Jayalalithaa demanding that Ram Sethu be declared as a national heritage.
     
The DMK patriarch has been arguing that AIADMK had in 2001 and 2004 poll manifestos supported the project.
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