`Religious groups shouldn’t prompt N-protesters’

Union Minister V Narayanasamy asked religious groups not to instigate anti-nuclear protesters.

Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday said it is the responsibility of the Centre and the Tamil Nadu
government to allay fears of locals over the Koodankulam
Nuclear Power Plant and asked religious groups not to
instigate anti-nuclear protesters.

Referring to the clash between activists of Hindu Munnani
and protesters at the fourth round of talks early this week,
the Minister of State in PMO said, "People rang church bells
and invited others to the spot. This is highly regrettable".

"Religious groups should not indulge in such activities,"
he told reporters at the airport en route to Tiruneveli, where
Congress will hold a public meeting today to explain the
safety aspects of the project and drum up support for early
commissioning of the nuclear plant.
Defending Home Minister P Chidambaram on his alleged
involvement in the 2G scam, Narayanasamy said if at all
somebody should be blamed, then it should be the NDA
government as it had formulated the policy.

"There is no case of criminality or corruption against
Chidambaram. Subramanian Swamy is trying to tarnish the image
of Chidambaram. I strongly condemn it," he said.

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