Team Anna extends support to campaign against Jaitapur plant

September 11, 2011 02:19 am | Updated August 03, 2016 10:12 pm IST - Ralegan Siddhi:

Ever since their success at the Ramlila grounds, Team Anna has been asked by various social campaigns to extend their support to the cause. On Saturday, the core committee members stated that they would support the movement against the Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra.

Pravin Gavankar of Madban Janhit Seva Samiti appealed to social activist Anna Hazare and the other members to support the cause in a public meeting held on Saturday morning.

Core committee member Arvind Kejriwal responded by saying, “We are with the movement. Your cause is legitimate.”

“We have got a great motivation due to Team Anna's backing. We will invite them for the Indian Public Tribunal which will be held in Jaitapur on September 17,” Mr. Gavankar said.

Before this, Irom Sharmila from Manipur had asked Mr. Hazare to support her campaign against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). The moderate Hurriyat Conference had also appealed to the anti-corruption crusader to take up their cause of unmarked graves in Kashmir. However, the anti-nuclear plant campaign is the first one that Team Anna has openly supported.

Speaking about the different causes that they have been asked to support, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said on Friday: “You can't just rent a cause. It is important for us to understand and study the movement thoroughly before taking a stand.”

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