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Kudankulam protesters send missive to Rahul

05-February-2013

In a letter to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, leaders of the anti-nuclear plant agitation in Kudankulam, S P Udayakumar, M Pushparayan, M P Jesuraj, Fr. F. Jayakumar, R S Muhilan and Peter Milton have reiterated that if the government starts the Kudankulam nuclear power plant against the wishes of the people, it would prompt the voters to shun the Congress Party in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

They have urged him to announce a moratorium on “nuclear energy plans and projects until the next general elections (and) make it a poll issue in the affected states and let the people decide our energy policy.”

The activists working under the banner of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy also observed: “It is only fair to make the nuclear energy a national poll issue in the affected states in the next Parliamentary election and give the voters in the respective states in India an opportunity to decide their and their children’s fate.” – TWL Bureau