KNPP:3 women CMs urged to rescind all nuke deals
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Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2012, 08:54
  
Chennai: An anti-nuclear forum spearheading the stir against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Sunday requested women Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to take steps to rescind all nuclear deals the Centre has signed with US, Russia, France and other nations.

In a letter to them, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy urged 'the three popular and bold leaders' to bring it up at the coming Chief Ministers' conference and take steps to rescind all such agreements signed with these three countries and other nations.

Alleging that these are affecting Indian fishermen, farmers, Dalit workers and other deprived sections, it said the country's nuclear performance has been "quite dismal, insignificant and wasteful."

"Even after spending so much money, resources, time and national energies for the past 63 years, they produce hardly 2.5 per cent electricity and have done little for the betterment of our people," the letter said.

PMANE also alleged that the nuclear department meddles in national politics and that 'invigorating this department further would lead only to slavery and not salvation."

"As women leaders with motherly concern for the people who enjoy people’s trust and huge political mandate, you are the hopes of our country’s youth and children," the letter signed by PMANE convenor SP Udayakumar said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 09, 2012, 08:54


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