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KNPP: Udayakumar sends legal notice to PM

Anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar Tuesday sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments on the funding of the protests against the project.



Chennai: Anti-nuclear activist SP
Udayakumar, spearheading the stir against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant Tuesday sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments on the funding of the protests
against the project.

Singh had in an interview to a magazine hinted that
protests around Koodankulam were often funded by some NGOs
based in the United States and Scandinavian countries.
"There is no basis whatsoever for this statement made
against my client who is the coordinator of the protest," M
Radhakrishnan, Udayakumar`s advocate, said in the
notice,adding his client was "deeply hurt" by the "false
statement".

The notice also alleged the statement was made with an
intention to inform the public that the protests against KKNPP
were going on with the assistance of funds from the United
States and Scandinavian countries.
It said Singh`s remarks amounted to an imputation which in
the estimation of the public "lowers" the moral character and
credit of Udayakumar and may fall within the realm of
defamation.

Udayakumar, coordinator of the People`s Movement Against
Nuclear Energy, hoped the Prime Minister would immediately
make "appropriate amends" to his statements and not drive him
to take recourse to law, the notice said.

PTI

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