Impartial probe needed into Udangudi power project: Karunanidhi

Chennai: DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Wednesday wondered whether the AIADMK government would examine the reasons for cancellation of tender for the Udangudi power project and called for an impartial probe into the matter.

In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the tenders were floated in April 2013 and the technical bids were opened in October 2013 while the price bids were opened only in November 2014 and said the delay in opening the bids leads to several questions and an impartial probe into this tender would reveal several truths.

The project initially conceived by the DMK government in 2008 was to be executed by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB).

In 2012, the AIADMK government under J.Jayalalithaa decided to cancel the joint venture with BHEL and decided to have the TNEB go alone on the project.

According to reports, TNEB decided to scrap the two bids received for the Udangudi power project on March 13.