CHENNAI: Political parties of the State have welcomed the verdict of the High Court on the Salem- Chennai eight-way corridor project.Reacting to the news, DMK president MK Stalin said that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami should announce immediately that he wouldn’t appeal against the verdict. The verdict has come at a time when the BJP has promised in its election manifesto that the party will construct 60,000 km of national highways in the next five years.
In a press note, Stalin stated that the High Court had dealt a big blow to the government. “Palaniswami should tender an apology to the farmers and should declare that he wouldn’t appeal against the verdict. And the PMK, who filed a case against the road project, should get such assurance from the AIADMK government,” he urged.