For Raising Voice Against EIA Draft, Actress Branded Suriya & Karthi As DMK Supporters !!

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Suriya and Karthi came up together to raise voice against the new EIA 2020 draft of Indian government. Followed by Karthi’s press release on behalf of his Uzhavar foundation, Suriya expressed his views while sharing the tweet. Actress, Dance choreographer, Former Bigg Boss contestant and BJP party member Gayathri Raguramm opposed their stand and posted a tweet in her official twitter account.

Followed by several people from public and political party members, actor Karthi Sivakumar becomes the first cinema celebrity to raise voice against the EIA 2020 draft. The actor, in his post, has said that the proposed EIA 2020 Draft has instilled new fears in the minds of the common man and experts.

He said constructing heavy industries with irrecoverable cost cannot be considered as a success and development of a country in his post. He said that the endeavor will be seen as an exercise to systematically dismantle a promising future of our generations to come.

He questioned the government on the Posto facto clearance and diluted impetus on public hearing and public consultation. He also questioned why the draft has been published only in Hindi and English when there are millions of Indians from Kanyakumari to Kashmir who knows only their native language. He insisted the government to publish the draft in all the languages.

The actor who questioned the emergency of implementing this draft amidst COVID 19 pandemic, asked public to raise their voice against it by sending mail to [email protected]

Here’s his press release :

Suriya, sharing the tweet, said that keeping mum in such issues are dangerous. Let’s save our environment by talking about this, he said in his tweet.

On seeing these tweets from the duo, Gayathri Raguramm branded them as a silent supporters of DMK party. She asked both of them to enquire and know about the truth. “Yes we need to protect ourselves from DMK lies. And actors who create confusion. Please directly support a party expose yourself. Don’t work in back hand. Make people believe what you say is right. Enquire and know the truth.” her tweet read.

Environmental Impact Assessment is a process or study which predicts the effect of a proposed industrial/infrastructural project on the environment. It prevents the proposed activity/projects from being approved without proper oversight or taking adverse consequences into account. The new EIA draft of India is widely criticized for its problematic changes in rules. Experts believe most of the provisions in the new draft of EIA proves to be a regressive departure from the earlier version.

Check out some of the reactions for the tweet of the actress :

Draft EIA Notification 2020 is in the public domain. Any suggestions and public comments can be sent at the official mail provided for the purpose i.e. [email protected] and [email protected] till August 10 as mentioned in the notification.

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