Anti-Sterlite protest: "Imperial power was used to suppress a freedom movement", says Abhishek Singhvi

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi in his conversation with ANI, on Thursday, condemned the violence following the Anti-Sterlite protest. Responding to the claims that the UPA government gave clearance to the copper plant in Thoothukudi, he stressed upon the earlier law set by Congress, where public consultation to set up big industries were a norm, which was outdone by the NDA government. He added, "To add insult to injury they (state) used brutal methods such as that of an imperial power like English trying to suppress a freedom movement."