If the Central and the State governments are for the welfare of the people, they, like the developed nations that are closing down the nuclear power programmes in a phased manner, should have chosen to give up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss has said.
Addressing the anti-KKNPP protestors at Idinthakarai on Monday evening, Dr. Ramadoss said the nation had never witnessed such an “intense but peaceful agitation” in any part of the country in the past.
Like the developed nations that were gradually closing down the nuclear power programmes, Indian Government should also have scrapped the KKNPP and the Tamil Nadu Government should have pressed this demand if they were really concerned about people’s welfare.
Since the protesters were so intelligent and had understood very well the demerits of nuclear energy, they were fighting against it for the past several months.
“The recent judgement by Madras High Court (on granting permission for fuel loading) has not dashed the hopes of these protesters, who have planned to go for an appeal in the Supreme Court and hence they are valiant soldiers,” he lauded.
PMK leader G.K. Mani accompanied Dr. Ramadoss.