His reaction comes after Ramdev and Jaggi Vasudev tweeted in support of Sterlite and opposed its closure.

Dont care about Ramdevs and Jaggi Vasudevs views on Sterlite says TN Minister Jayakumar
news Thoothukudi Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 16:17

Tamil Nadu minister for Fisheries, D Jayakumar said that the state government is firm on not reopening Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi and that the government does not care about Ramdev’s and Jaggi Vasudev’s views on the smelter plant.

Speaking to the reporters on Thursday, he said, “Sterlite plant will not be reopened. We have taken a firm stand. We don't care about views of Ramdev and Sadhguru. Sterlite has been permanently closed.”

His reaction was a reference to Yoga teacher Baba Ramdev’s tweet on Monday that industries are temples of development and it should not be closed. He tweeted this after meeting Vedanta’s Executive Chairman Anil Agrawal in London. He also said that ‘international conspirators’ had created ruckus in a Sterlite plant in ‘South of India’. 

Jaggi Vasudev also tweeted in support of Sterlite on Wednesday saying ‘lynching large businesses is economic suicide’.

Jaggi Vasudev responded to the minister’s comment saying he did not recommend the reopening of any industry. He added that it was the government’s duty to ensure there are no violations and seek legal recourse in case of disputes. He further said that ‘getting citizens on the street and getting them killed’ is not the way.

Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter plant was shut down by the government of Tamil Nadu on May 28. 13 civilians lost their lives when the police opened fire on them during the protest on May 22

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