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Updated: September 21, 2011 14:28 IST

Manmohan will be apprised of Kudankulam: Narayanasamy

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A view of the nuclear reactor building at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site in Tamil Nadu. File photo: Shaik Mohideen
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A view of the nuclear reactor building at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site in Tamil Nadu. File photo: Shaik Mohideen

After his visit to the protest site at Kudankulam to assure people about the safety of the nuclear project, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday said he will convey Tamil Nadu’s concern to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“The Chief Minister conveyed certain message for the Prime Minister which I will convey to him,” Mr. Narayanasamy, the Prime Minister’s emissary, told reporters after his meeting with Ms. Jayalalithaa here.

The Minister of State in the PMO said he briefed the Chief Minister about his visit to the site on Tuesday.

He also said he had conveyed to Ms. Jayalalithaa a message from the Prime Minister who will take a final decision.

Mr. Narayanasamy’s meeting with Ms. Jayalalithaa came as the agitation against the project entered the 11th day today with protesters insisting that it be scrapped.

The protesters on Tuesday refused to hold talks with Mr. Narayanasamy, saying the intimation came at the eleventh hour.

The message was conveyed through a junior village official.

Mr. Narayanasamy was rushed here by the Prime Minister to allay the fears of locals who are up in arms against the project over safety concerns after Ms. Jayalalithaa dashed off a strongly-worded letter to Dr. Singh accusing the Centre of “abdicating” its responsibilities and not making efforts to dispel fears about the project.

The agitation was stepped up last month after authorities announced that the first of the two 1x1000 MW reactors set up under Indo-Russian collaboration would be commissioned in December.

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