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Updated: February 26, 2012 01:04 IST

Udayakumar to sue Manmohan

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P.Udhayakumar
P.Udhayakumar

Denies charge that his NGO received foreign funds

Denying the allegation that the NGO run by him had received funds from the U.S. and Scandinavian countries, People's Movement against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) convener S.P. Udayakumar on Saturday said that he would file a defamation suit against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for insinuating that foreign funds were used to organise protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).

Talking to reporters, Mr. Udayakumar said though he was on the experts' panel of Reconciliation Resource Network attached to the Sweden-based Institute of Democratic and Electoral Alliance (IDEA), he had nothing to do with money transactions.

Mr. Udayakumar's clarification came in the wake of a reply he had received from Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, V. Narayanasamy.

Narayanasamy replies

Mr. Narayanasamy sent the reply after Mr. Udayakumar threatened to sue him for the allegations that the NGO run by him had received funds.

He stated that Mr. Udayakumar and his wife Meena, the trustees of SACCER, an NGO, had registered with IDEA's Reconciliation Resource Network as its organisation.

“I don't know whether the Prime Minister was referring to it when he was talking about anti-Kudankulam protesters receiving funds from the U.S. and Scandinavian countries. Since I am the convener of the movement, I assume these allegations are against me and I have decided to file a defamation suit against the Prime Minister,” said Mr. Udayakumar.

He expressed the hope that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would stand by the local people in their struggle against the Kudankulam project.

The credit for making of Udayakumar wholly belongs to Jaya and Tamil Nadu government. There are enormous powers vested with Central government including imposition of president's rule in Tamil Nadu. The anti KKNPP has gone too far now. Tamil Nadu government should clear the way for hurdles made by none other than Jaya.

It's unfortunate that anti national forces are allowed to stop one of the vital foundations needed at this hour for our country. People voted Jaya for the progress of state and not for political vendetta and gains. In the interests of nation, no outfits should be allowed to grow which threaten the progress and integrity.

Police knew very well about these outfits and remain helpless since they are dictated by the Jaya government. Do we need such a governance in Tamil Nadu?

from:  Syed Kabeer Ahmed
Posted on: Feb 28, 2012 at 13:34 IST

Hello sir, people are still working in the plant in various places.
. Radiation is there ... still they work in Kalpakkan and in all major plants.
.People live around the industry.
. This agitation is unwarranted.
.Still you find problem move out of Kudankulam and settle somewhere you find safe.
.Any compensation to be paid ... Govt to think and rehabilitate these people who fear for life.
. Nuclear research to go on for constructive purpose.
.People fear like Bhopal gas tragedy. You have disaster management plans. Solve the problem of locals.
. TN has become a problem state...In the name of Tamil ... agitation
. Mullai Periyar agitation...
. Cauvery agitation....
.Palaru river agitation....
. Some form of protest will always be there in TN.
. Drinking water. Electricity demand agitation etc
. Problematic state. Hell with these people.

from:  A. Natarajan
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012 at 16:54 IST

At last the cat is out of the bag! I fully support Dr. Udayakumar, you
go ahead and sue the PM. The common man wants to know the truth. For
months together we have been witnessing the falsehood and
misinformation campaign spearheaded by Dr. Udayakumar. At least his
suing the PM will bring out the truth.
In the Hindu dated 26th Feb., Dr. Udayakumar says the TN CM announced
a thermal power project in Udankudi as an alternative to nuclear
power. One of your serious charges against KKNPP is that it will
affect the marine life and take away the livelyhood of the poor
fishermen around Koodankulam. Will this proposed thermal power
station not affect the fishing community around Udankudi? Because as
far as I know, thermal power stations also use sea water for condenser
cooling much the same was as nuclear stations and I don’t think the
marine life is intelligent enough to distinguish between the two and
react differently! So will you now shift your attention to Udankudi?

from:  Ayyappan
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012 at 10:17 IST

Whoso ever may be behind all these sponsored protests, India as a nation has so far lost Rs 5 Crore Daily x about 150 Days i.e Rs 750 Crores minimum loss, for delaying Kudankulam Unit-1. In addition to this indirect loss to Tamilnadu, its industries, the people of Tamilnadu and the jobs an operational unit would have created may be to the tune of Rs 2000 CRORE. So why to sue the PM, why the brain behind protesters and even Mr UdayKumar can not be sued for causing a loss of Rs 3000 Crore to the Mother India.

from:  Sanjeev
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012 at 09:51 IST

Dear Udaykumar,

You dont have any right to deny power generation to people of tamil
nadu and whole nation. Already Tamil Nadu is going down due to power
shortage. What were you doing when the agreement was signed? What was
your position when foundation was laid? What did you comment when
Japan disaster happened?

How come sudden
intelligence came out that this nuclear plant is unsafe? Please dont
hold people to ransom.

from:  Naresh
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012 at 07:30 IST

Kalpakkam is not far from chennai. I have lived in place where we had
serious chemical hazards. We lived in the vicinity of the plant that
is one of the largest producers of steels. It is understandable that
the hazards of nuclear reactor are spread over years. I feel the
government should ensure that people are aptly compensated and regular
checks must be done to trap any such effects from the radio active
materials. It is surprising that people make no noise about the other
immediate risks that we all face. I have known several business men
who have so many employees employed in their units and who are
planning to shut down these down because of inconsistent supply of
electricity. Not allowing the plant to run is certainly not
progressive and is doing more harm than good. The need is to make the
development more sustainable.

from:  Aravinf
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 23:45 IST

the people of Kudankulam have every right to protest. targeting people
based on their religion is unfortunate.
manmohan has always taken the companies and corporates sides, he never
cared for poor. this is yet another instance..

from:  vel
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 23:27 IST

Sir,
It is no secret that there is a risk with nuclear power generation. But the risk is worth, considering the fact that the additional power could create thousands of jobs and keep India's industries rolling. The NGOs should get involved in developing safety mechanisms and training of people rather than shutting down power plants which is a rare commodity in India.
It is sad some guys hold the country stand still just to get rich quick by taking foreign money to arrest the development of India.
It is high time that the educated mass such as students and teachers should take to streets and educate the illiterate mass how they are being exploited by ruthless politicians for their personal gains.
We should learn to trust people like Kalam than udayakumars.

from:  Krishnan
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 23:18 IST

The Prime Minister deserves full credit for standing up to the real issue that is beneficial to the large segments of our population; the so called NGOs are really fanning out communal passions through the facades of the safety issues and that too, when the project is about to get completed, disregarding all expert opinions on the safety norms provided by highly knowledgeable scientists such as former President Shri. Abdul Kalam who is known for his integrity. These aspects should be compared against the fund diversion tactics adopted by the so called NGOs whose real intentions are not too difficult to understand for any layman. Well done Prime Minister that you put a stop to the unreasonable demands of a handful of people who wants to disturb the progress of our country and to retain the third world status as ever.

from:  R K Chand
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 21:47 IST

Manmohan singh was nominated as a PM by his party,not elected by the
people of India. He is just being loyal to this coterie. Why should he
be accountable to the people of India. I am not surprised that his
government has no precedence in taking people along in any crucial
policy decisions. He doesn't have to go back to them for votes. He is
not lifting the civility of debate on a controversial issue by using
his powerful office to attack the people's movement..If the argument
is Mr. Udayakumar is exploiting poor people, the same could be said of
all the politicians who got into power..

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 21:29 IST

Instead of utilizing the funds for cleanup efforts for slums, build new
roads, clean up roads, change India into to Green country. Build new
building for those who lives in street. After all these we can think of
building Nuclear nation and so on.

from:  VJ
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 21:18 IST

let Uday Kuamr explain from where he gets money rather than throwing threats even at the pm. as mentioned by venkatesan etc. above may the almighty save us from peonpel like these, the most selfish ones who exploits the poor and perhaps make a name(!)and living out of this. yesterday in a hotel, a boac captain who was dining with me said that chances of dying are much more than walking in roads and staying in houses than in flying! and proved it by statistics. dying is always there even if you stay at home. there was a goods train accident in which firearms caught fire and the top flew about km and landed on one family who were sleeping and were burnt to death,sometime ago on the s.rly! why keep the people alive at the fear of death? any answers.

from:  n.ramaswami irps
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 18:43 IST

@Satish, with the population exploding at this pace, soon the cities
will reach Kudankulam or other nuke plants. For the country the size of
India nuclear is the best option and the only option at this given time.
Those opposing should invent their source of electricity if they think
its easier to produce one.
NGO's and locals have valid point to questions in asking for safety
readiness of the power plants. But blocking the power plant is not an
option.

from:  harish
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 16:40 IST

I think it's high time we sued S P Udayakumar for holding the entire
state to ransom?! Even an honest, upright person Sri Abdul Kalam
had vouched for the safety of the Kudankulam Nuclear reactor. Why can't
the State Government and the Centre quash this anti-progress agitation
and get on with the business of generating electricity?
We have nothing to lose but Mr Udayakumar!

from:  Mani Menon
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 16:10 IST

India has one doctor per 1000 people and one NGO per 500 people - some statistics! NGO is the only business one can start without making any initial investment! Colleges should offer short term courses on how to start and run NGOs, how to get foreign funds etc so that all unemployed youth can become self employed entreperners!!

from:  ravi
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 16:00 IST

People fail to discuss the fact that alternative sources of energy is not given due R&D support by the govt and subsidies to promote it. But govt is ready to invest billions of dollars in nuclear Energy which exploits fresh water under ground sources and threatens the environment, in case of accident there is no immediate recovery, why Russia have not built the Nuclear Plant after the accident, Why all European countries rethinking about this form of energy? Scandinavian countries are against nuclear plants because Govt and IAEA are planning to dump all Nuclear waste materials in a bunker in their soil. At present India produce only 3% of its electricity from nuclear plants but power shortage is only twenty present why don't they invest money in Solar, Wind, Waves etc. there are so many true arguments we can put forward to defend environment friendly technologies but govt is behind big business.

from:  Guna
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 15:21 IST

I guess without the support of state government, the plant can't be started. The whole drama unfolded due to indifference of state government. TN chief minister doesn't have clear cut stand on what to do. The lack of decision making is making these unimportant person in the center stage of the issue.

from:  Amardeep
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 15:14 IST

Leave alone Koodankulam, for that matter any chemical factory coming up in the city is dangerous to residents. Fertiliser factories too are dangerous. Why, even a dam is dangerous if it is built in a State. Where are we going? Should we dither science and technology and go back to stone age? Air travel is not safe, train travel too for that matter. Ocean travel is also hazardous. Shall we resort to bullock carts?

from:  Sonnathal Puriyum
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 15:12 IST

Sir, whatever may be controversy on this matter, we,the Indian Public
want this nuclear project which is stated to be the most modern
nuclear plant should be inaugurated at the earliest after allaying
the fears of the local public. We wish The Almighty would help Indian
Govt to help solve the present petty controversy and help to relieve
the country's urgent power needs.

from:  c.g.venkatesan
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 13:12 IST

The government-friendly media and a section of the people who are economically upwardly mobile (sky-rocketing in many cases) in Manmohan raj are convinced that Manmohan Singh's presence in the Prime Minister's chair ensures nuclear safety (don't ask me why they think so). Besides such blind faith in the Prime Minister, they also brand those who talk about safety hazards of nuclear power plants as enemies of India. This is not a conducive environment for a rational debate on a life and death problem like nuclear safety. An unfortunate situation indeed for the people of India!

from:  K.Vijayakumar
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 11:50 IST

I fully support and appreciate the step by People's Movement against
Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Convener S.P. Udayakumar that he would file a
defamation suit against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for insinuating
that foreign funds were used to organise protests against the Kudankulam
Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP). Who is Dr Manmohan Singh trying to please
- the US or Russians? And who is he ignoring - the poor tribals of
India, whom he believes has no rights.

from:  Suraj Yadav
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 10:26 IST

Mr. Udayakumar should go ahead suing PM. Only then people will know who is bluffing. Sometimes his demands are unrealistic. The experts have addressed safety issues. If he has specific questions he should address to the expert committees instead of asking them to come and talk to the agitating people. It seems the key to the resolution of this long drawn issue depends on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's decision after the state government appointed expert committee submits its recommendation

from:  vijay
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 10:25 IST

Nuclear power plant needs higher standard in protection to protect it from natural disatster cuh as tsunami, we know that quality control of our nation, from foods to import of cell phones. Then by considering the example of recent nuclear plant devastation by tsunami and earthquake in Japan in march 2011 and its consequences. Even a well developed country like Japan could not handle the problem well, still there is radiation about hundreds of kilometers around the plants. Then, if any accident happen in the power plant, our governments (central and state) will give a compensation upto one lakh rupees to affected families and will forget them, but the people will suffer for generation after generation. Further, India does not have any good compensation package agreement with the concerned Russian company, any compensation settlement after accident if any will not be better than Union carbide type problem. People live far away can support the project but for the people living around that area it is life or death problem. Indian government should find an alternative way to solve the electricity problem. Developed countries are not building nuclear plant anymore. China took a decision of not building new nuclear plants after it learned the Japan nuclear crisis.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 10:16 IST

I fully agree with PM's statement. These US-funded and Europe-funded Church-based Christian NGOs are up to no good in Tamil Nadu. They are only pushing the agenda of their donors. They do not want to see development in Tamil Nadu (especially because Russia is involved in the investment project) and they also know that bringing development and progress to Kudankulam area will reduce their influence over the local communities.

from:  D Selvachezhiyan
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 09:49 IST

The Prime Minister took 100% right decision. The largest democracy should also constitute a powerful Government, not one that should be intimidated by the Western powers, media, NGOs or even anti-corrution crusaders. Government is the only authority with the power to decide the citizens future. Keeping that in mind, the Nuclear Power project at Kudankulam is a resonable and well thought decision for a power hungry country like India. Our future power prospectus does not look very good. Media have already started publishing editorials about the dark days we are might witness. We also have examples of how powerful Western countries that blatantly wage war, in the name of weapons of mass destruction war to satisfy their future power requirements. War is not an option to us. But Nuclear power is. So any force impedes India's pursuit should be dealt with austere measures.

from:  Akhil A Zeeb
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 09:38 IST

I don't know whether Mr Udhayakumar or his NGO are corrupt or not but
I resent undemocratic, unconstitutional, underhanded strategies of
policy-makers to curb dissent. Sitting in cities and having jobs in
companies, schools, hotels, shops etc. it is fine for us to worry
about power shortage, growth and the IT sector; but what about those
who have to live in regions where the actual environmental damage and
displacement go on? There is much greater power shortage outside
Chennai. People who are arguing against the nuclear power plant know
about it, but those are also people who will be living near the power
plant which most of us aren't. Would we trade places with them if
development is so dear to us? And really if we are so mad with worry
for the economy, and the economics of Dr. Manmohan Singh, why don't we
take a more serious look at very feasible, long-term, small-scale
plans for power-generation? Some very corrupt NGOs are anyway run by
relatives of bureaucrats and politicians.

from:  Reva Yunus
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 09:34 IST

To fund this Nuclear Project some 20000 crores has already been spent by the Govt. At the time of land acquisition there were no protests and Mr UdhayKumar is also a beneficiary of the same. The ulterior motives of the NGO led by Mr UdhayKumar has come to the open, as he wants the area to remain underdeveloped which would then be a ripe place for NGO activities.

from:  H R Kumar
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 09:23 IST

I dont know why the mainstream media like, "THE HINDU" are supporting a expansionist policy. I was in Nagercoil in 2009 when there was a lot of demands made by the locals. The govt officials was not hearing their plea's. It was not a sudden, spurted problem. The people responsible for nuke plant were not addressing their fears before and it became an agitation later. The PM of India spends a lot of time foreign lands, he has very less time to address indian people issue. Question 1. Is there any hospital speccialy built there to address health issues because of radiation.No. 2. The cooling mechanism and fire control issue are within the plant only what about external infrastructure in case of an accident? No. 3. Is there any system put in place to evacuvate the people in case of an accident? No.4.Is there any common insurance system in the locality to address radiation related sickness? No. Then for the sake of cheap power generation we have no right to disturb the people.

from:  Yeshna muzaffir
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 09:02 IST

Foreign funds have been and are being used to manipulate the so called third world countries This is done through local organozation which are used as front organizations. NGOO should be legally compelled to declare their sources of income.Their books should be made available for inspection by a legally constituted authority.The people have a right to demand the credentials of who so ever does things in their name.The instrument the people have for this is the elected Government! The people also have a right to know what funds come into the country through outside sources however and the credentials of the Organizations that transfer funds into the hands of national organization.A Secretary of State during the Vietnam war had a hand in the setting up of the Transpaerancy International!(if my memory is right) !
Nuclear hazzards are real. So are the hazzards on the roads, mass malnutrition and polluted rivers and air

from:  Sujatha
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:50 IST

Among all these, the Russian ambassador had directly commented on the
internal affairs of India. How come the government is silent? If it
suits their cause they will remain silent, is it? In the pursuit of
short term goals, the Manmohan Singh government is getting us into
bigger problems.

from:  Venkatesan
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:48 IST

Mr.Uday Kumar, Our Hon’PM Dr.Manmohan singh is well educated and he never give any political statements, if he has said something he mean it, he might have got genuine inputs from reliable sources. It is better for you to think twice and call off the agitation and allow functioning of the power project. Most of the Scientist have given clean chit as far as safety is concern, think nation first.

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:26 IST

When the Prime Minister gives a statement we need to understand that it must be based on facts. There is no doubt that the foreign superpower would never like the power crises in India to ease up and India move on the path of sustained economic growth. It is very true that Environmental protection is must but we need economic growth also. Can anyone negate a possibility of a road accident while driving; does it mean we stop walking on the road.

from:  Rahul R Joshi
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:10 IST

I feel all parties need to cool down and need to set up a broad based
panel to discuss issues. If reasonable safety and relocation of
displaced people is taken care of, rather than just assurances, the
project should go ahead. But the PM has no business to go so 'low' in
accusations.

from:  Ajay
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:05 IST

Enough of anti-American rhetoric. There is a standard portal of public safety documents followed such as this NRC/ADAMS Public Documents Is there a similar portal for the Indian nuclear sites and facilities? Why it is so difficult to answer the questions in clear and transparent way? What is the need of associating NGO with US? Isn't it obvious to be concerned about new Nuclear Power Plant being commissioned at a location which was affected by Tsunami in 2004, when Tsunami was a reason to put Nuclear Safety in jeopardy just few months back in Japan?

from:  Hitesh Bindra
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 08:01 IST

Initially it was Church behind the agitation, the government claimed!
Now, NGOs are behind. How a government can go ahead with such things
without action only shows that this government is not serious in
addressing the protesters concerns! Why dont they publish the concerns
with answers if they have!

from:  Vishal
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 07:57 IST

I believe Mr.Udaykumar's "struggle" is genuine and not for personal gain. Probably it may also be correct if you look at the matter from a larger perspective like a time span of a couple of generations. But his actions are certainly damaging at the present. To me, this gentleman has been negatively influence by western and socialistic ideas that are probably not relevant in the present Indian context. I mean, if a person or entity from Sweden declares they are opposed to Nuclear power, it may be relevant for Sweden; but it certainly is detrimental to a developing nation like India. Citizens of Sweden enjoy comforts and security for their lives and livelihood that neither I nor my descendants will probably ever get. So how can what is good for them be good for us?Mr. Udayakumar, if you oppose nuclear power for the reasons you say, you are wrong. But I fully support your struggle for the compensation and benefits for the people affected by this project. Please do not hold Tamil Nadu & India hostage.

from:  B Swaminathan
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 06:42 IST

If we are afraid of road accidents we can not move out of our houses. We can't have trains and air planes as they kill more people than an atomic plant. We hear people dying of bursting of gas cylinders and still we use them. So I feel Mr.Udaykumar's agitation is ill advised. We must know how to live with hazards. If we are afraid of earth quake or tsunami which is the best place for people to live.How to find a place on earth where there will be no earth quake.

from:  Ramani
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 05:54 IST

He should have respect for our honorable prime minister who is founder
of modern india.We are able to comment on internet and live a tech
savvy life because of development politics of our govt. I must request udaykumar to stop inciting people for his due interests. We indians want to reach the sky and prove our worth to world in 21st century.Please don't spoil the future generation of our country. With due respect,please accept the credibility of our scientists and Ex president Sir,kalam. I hope media stop giving coverage to such people who wants to check our national progress!

from:  Dhiraj
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 04:33 IST

The PM's comments were based on the Home Ministry's investigations into the protests that have stopped work at the plant for several months. Even the State Govt. seems to agree with the conclusions reached by those investigations as it has not contradicted the PM's comments. Safety at nuclear plants is very important and the Central Govt has assured that all steps will be taken to ensure highest possible safety. But there are risks in every activity, no matter how small. Are there no risks in flying, driving a car, drilling for oil, mining or even in crossing a road? Do we or can we stop these activites?

from:  krishna
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 04:03 IST

American and Scandinavian NGOs are supporting the Anti-Koodankulam
Nuclear Protest.
This was stated by the PM of India. Who are these NGOs and what are
their addresses and what are their specific involvements, these should
be explained by the PM. Along with these statements Narayana Swamy
says that Home Ministry has cancelled the licenses of two NGOs because
they have violated FCRA rules. American and Russian Ambassadors are
also have come into the scene for and against.What are the charges of PM against these NGOs? Who are these NGOs? If PM does not reveal these how can the Ambassadors respond to such accusations? There are many NGOs all over the World fight against Nuclear Energy, and Atomic Bombs. There can be a lot of net working among them. There are NGOs all over the World fight against Globalization and MNCs and there can be a lot of net working among them? Are these legally wrong?

from:  Thomas Kocherry
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 03:28 IST

What is the basis behind this politics to stop the Kudankulam project with the
support of poor people, who do not even understand how this could facilitate them in long run. After millions of dollars have been invested to get it almost cent percent functional and along with other renowned and responsible scientists, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam also has certified the safety concerns of the plant. At this stage by doing such activity what good they bring to the society and to the country? If they had to do all this they could have done at the beginning of the project, The money, man power and other resources could have been used to make a successful plant in some other places. They should be proud and happy that this plant is being set up there, which in long run will improve the socio-economic level of that area, instead making such protest to ruin the national-assets.

from:  Satyajit M
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 02:57 IST

I wonder where the debate is going? What should matter is not what is
right or wrong with the allegation, but the fate of people in those
area where Nuclear plant has been established. More than that we need
to underline the sinister ploy that has been orchestrated against
people's movement for environmental safety and security of common
people. Politicians have in the past said India lives in villages.
But, do the so called enlightened people in India and the 'rulers' of
the day care about the villages, beside the bringing all sorts of environmental and economic disaster?

from:  Awung Awungshi
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 02:49 IST

All you guys supporting nuclear plant should relocate to Kudangulam and show that there is no danger to people's life because of the plant. Just because the state needs more electricity does not mean we can endanger the lives of innocent people.

from:  Satish
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 02:45 IST

You, gentleman, should support the Kudankulam project rather suing
against PM. We are already having huge power shortage which is
continuously pulling growth, recent example is of TN itself about 2-4
hr blockage of electricity supply. Your image is important but nation
image is much more important than you. I can see in your face that you
are really facing highly embarrassment but still sing Jan Gan Man and
favor the nation.

International trend is very sensitive, Jasmine revolution, Euro
crisis, Maldive crisis are recent example. Doubt about funding to
various NGOs, from overseas countries, are very genuine and GOI should
keep watchdog over financial transaction of these organization.

from:  gaurav rai
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 02:26 IST

Its a very significant statement fro the Prime Minister.We can only hope that he and his government will also give their attention to the fact that USA sponsored academicians are also doing greater harm to the discipline of History,Sociology and Political Science by capturing Social Science Research Institutions and by producing and promoting superficial researches on Indian Society and neglecting the remarkable achievements of Indian National Movement.People like Dr Karan Singh whose USA attachments are no secret are playing in the hands of such scholars.this is all happening under Congress rule is more pathetic .

from:  alok bajpai
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 02:00 IST

If scientists and inventors had thought like Mr UdayKumar, I do not think he would have been moving around wearing his spectacles, the shirt that is on him in the photo presented in the article. Hazards of being close to nuclear plant is well known to scientists and authorities more than Mr Udaykumar and Junta. With due respect to Mr Udaykumar, who has been ensuring that he is feeding the innocent hungry (holding them ransom for food), has in more ways exploited the poor and gained popularity. Leaving besides the manipulation he has done to attain the great position, the man is absolutely aware of the benefits the plant can do the progressive poor. By leading the strike he says he cares a damn to those benefits. Such an agitation is totally uncalled for. Mr Udaykumar's altruism for a larger selfish need will never be seen by those around him and so long as that happens he would continue to conduct the agitation.

from:  aravind
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012 at 01:26 IST
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