Demanding speedy commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad staged a demonstration in the city on Monday.
VHP divisional secretary (Tirupur, Erode and Namakkal districts) G. Nachimuthu termed the protests going against the plant as that carried out by forces with vested interests.
“A good chunk of people organising various agitations against the plant are representing non-governmental organisations which were obtaining funds from foreign nations and most of them come from a particular religion. These people, thus, are showing loyalty to the foreign nations which wanted to stall the progress of India as commissioning of KNPP could help reduce the power deficit significantly,” he said.
He alleged that agitations against the plant in that region itself look ‘funded' by some outside forces as was evident from the fact that many poor people were taking part in it for the last 100 days without going for work.
“At a time when genuine organisations are finding it difficult to raise funds for one-day agitation how come the activists were able to stage such a prolonged struggle,” he quipped.
The VHP activists ridiculed the allegations that people in the vicinity could get contracted by cancer owing to radiation coming from the plant.
“KNPP has got unprecedented salient security features. No one near Kalpakkam is getting cancer. Moreover, cancer is highly common in the society even in areas where there are no power plants,” they said. They wanted the Centre to drop the proposed prevention of communal violence bill.