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Plachimada activists vow to keep Coca-Cola plant shut

 Activists who have successfully campaigned for the closure of a Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada have expressed anger and dismay over the statement made by Muhtar Kent, chief executive officer of the company, at its recent annual shareholders meeting in Atlanta, U.S., that it “could open the Plachimada plant any time.”..leaders of the Janata Dal (Secular) faction that rules the Perumatty grama panchayat which cancelled the licence of the Plachimada plant resulting in its closure in 2004 said they would not allow the reopening, as it would invite disaster to the whole of Palakkad district.

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