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Need for a debate on N-energy: BJP

BJP on Tuesday expressed concern over the agitation in Jaitapur and maintained that since the nuclear issue has several aspects there was a need for a debate on it.



New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday expressed concern
over the agitation in Jaitapur and maintained that since the
nuclear issue has several aspects there was a need for a
debate on it.

"Post-Fukushima, the nuclear issue is a matter of
great concern. Moreover, the Jaitapur issue is also related to
the environment," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

He was referring to the damage to Fukushima nuclear
reactor in Japan after the recent Tsunami and earthquake
there. The incident had imperiled the lives of several locals
who had to be evacuated from the area.

The agitation in Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district of
Maharashtra continued today. One person had died in police
firing yesterday. The locals are opposed to the nuclear plant
in that region as it is highly earthquake-prone.

"Ratnagiri is still tense. This is definitely a matter
of concern. There is a need for a debate on this issue," Rudy
said.

BJP`s ally Shiv Sena is leading the agitation at
Jaitapur. However, BJP activists have not yet joined the
movement.

PTI

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