Bhubaneswar,Dec 1( Odisha.in ) Bhakta Charan Das, Convener of Green Kalahandi, the anti-Vedanta forum, and former Union Minister on Friday has demanded C.B.I. probe into nexus between Orissa Government and the management of Vedanta.
Addressing media persons here, Das said that the eagerness with which the Orissa Government is keen to handover valuable land, mines, forests etc. to Vedanta has proved beyond doubts that there is deep nexus between the two.
Though Norway Government have black-listed Vedanta and have scrapped all deals with it, it is surprising that Orissa Government is going out of the way to handover huge land, minerals and habitats of Kutia Kondh tribals to this corporate house.
Das said , the people of Kalahandi, particularly the activists of anti-Vedanta would soon launch an agitation demanding the closure of the company’s alumina refinery at Lanjigarah. “The Supreme Court has already given its verdict on Vedanta,” he said, adding that the forum would like to give the company an ultimatum to close its factory by January.
He informed the media that the forum would also stage a dharna from December 11 to December 14 on this issue before Parliament to press its demands.