PM sends emissary to persuade save Ganga activist
New Delhi:As the health of `Save Ganga`
activist G D Agarwal deteriorated, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh today sent Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal as his
emissary to persuade him to break his fast.
Jaiswal will be discussing the issues raised by Agarwal,
who has been fasting on the banks of the Ganga since January
14, and is expected to brief the Prime Minister tomorrow.
Noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh has been asked
by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan to join Jaiswal in
the discussions with Agarwal.
Agarwal has been hospitalised as his health deteriorated
further after he stopped drinking water since March 8.
Three non-official members of the National Ganga River
Basin Authority, including Rajendra Singh had resigned from
their posts protesting protesting government`s "apathy"
Agarwal, who has served as a scientist at IIT-Kanpur and
with the Central Pollution Control Board, has been
consistently campaigning for several years to save the holy
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