Anti-nuke group protests against reactors 3, 4

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jul 31, 2014, 12:40 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Activists led by Udayakumar plan to meet Chief Minister to drum up support

Chennai: Anti-nuke protesters of Kudankulam, who took the previous Congress-led UPA government down a notch over a year back, have revived their campaign, but this time against the Modi led BJP regime.

PMANE (people’s movement against nuclear energy) activists led by its convener S.P. Udayakumar on Wednesday met leaders of various state political parties to muster support for their campaign against the setting up of the 3rd and 4th reactors in Kudankulam.

 

The anti-nuke activists called on DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin and state CPI(M) secretary G. Ramakrishnan before setting out to meet VCK leader Thirumavalavan. Talking to Deccan Chronicle after his rendezvous with the DMK treasurer, Udayakumar said that though Stalin did not give any assurance on revising the party’s policy on the issue immediately had, however, promised to take up the matter with his father-party president M. Karunanidhi, who has been one of the most vocal supporters of the KKNPP (Kudankulam nuclear power plant project).

Asked why he met the DMK treasurer knowing well the party’s strong pro-nuke stand, the scientist turned activist said the next assembly poll is due in another year and half and this was the only time to make their voice heard among politicians.

However, he said that many politicians lacked knowledge of the subject from which stems their support for KKNPP and hence it was imperative to educate them on the ill effects of nuclear projects.

The anti-nuclear activists have planned to meet the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa soon after the budget session of the Assembly.

Location: Tamil Nadu




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