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The News Minute | August 30, 2014 | 10.41 am IST Refusing to resign over the titanium scam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that he is ready to face any investigation. The Hindu reported that during a press conference, the Chief Minister had said that the the effluent treatment plant at the Travancore Titanium Products Ltd. (TTPL) had been set up following the directive of a committee set up by the Supreme Court and chaired by G. Thyagarajan. The committee was asked to look into the working of companies that emanated a lot of untreated effluents. The committee had ordered the closing down of 198 such units which had made the Chief Minister to request the committee to grant ‘some leeway in the decision.’ TTPL was one in the 198 companies that was asked to be shut. He also said that the work, had been started when the LDF government had come to power. “Had there been a fault in the project, why didn’t the LDF government rectify or withdraw it,” he asked, putting the ball into the LDF’s court. He also said that the Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s name was being dragged into this for political reasons alone because he was neither the KPCC President nor a MLA at the time of giving the contract.

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