joshvajohn wrote:I am not getting connections between protestors and starting of the Nuclear plant. This plant has been struggling to start its business since long time. There is more in terms of Russians agreeing on the basis of them getting their money soon or technical issues involved in starting this plant. Govt wanted to find a scape goat. I think they should start the business and ignore the protestors. Also State and central govet should get involved in dialogue and improvement of hte local people in some ways which is the most neglected part.
When a INC govt says this to a church led and organised protest, there is surely something going on:
PMO sees foreign hand
V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said on Saturday that the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNP) agitation was being funded by foreign agencies.
“We've already started investigation to unmask the foreign agencies actually funding the ongoing agitation against KKNPP even after the nuclear reactors' safety has been ensured by installing futuristic state-of-the-art safety features,” he told reporters here.
The country, which would be in need of 4.50 lakh MW power by 2020, was generating only 1.5 lakh MW. Hence, to achieve this goal, it was executing the nuclear power generation programmes, like the U.S., which was getting 20 per cent of its power from nuclear reactors.
At the same time, Mr. Narayanasamy said, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, which was constructing the reactors with Russian assistance, had incorporated sophisticated safety equipment in the reactors of KKNPP though it consumed considerable time and money.
The Minister said the protest was going on even after distinguished scientist and former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, after his personal inspection of the plant, had certified that the KKNPP reactors with its safety features were the safest in the world. “However, a group of people were misguiding the people, particularly the fishermen, with false propaganda against the KKNPP as they wanted to cripple its commissioning. Since we suspect the involvement of the foreign agencies in the ongoing protest, we've ordered for a comprehensive probe to unmask the foreign groups that fund those who organise the protest. This is not really a protest being orchestrated by the people,” he charged.
If the same had been said by a NDA govt, it would have been dismissed here by some folks as communal RSS govt showing anti-Cristian bias etc but that cant be alleged when INC says this!!