Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 November 2014
News updated at 3:39 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 16.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

BJP leaders meet guv over KGF issue

Bangalore: Nov 25, 2012 DH News Service

The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday urged Governor H R Bhardwaj to prevail upon the Centre to drop its proposal to dump radioactive waste from Kudankulam nuclear power plant at the disused Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) mines.

BJP State president K S Eshwarappa, party National General Secretary H N Ananth Kumar and a host of party legislators met Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

Speaking to reporters, Kumar said the Centre in its affidavit before the Supreme Court had stated that it was planning to use the abandoned gold mines as a dumping ground for the nuclear waste.


Kumar said it was unfortunate that though there were four ministers from the State in the Union Cabinet, they had not prevailed upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the  move. MPs from the BJP will raise the issue in Parliament on November 26, he said.

Asked about the stance of the BJP government in the State, Kumar said Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has urged the Centre to make a statement and dispel apprehensions among people about the proposed dumping of nuclear waste in KGF.

The memorandum submitted to the Governor states that the Centre’s decision was contrary to the principles of the federal system of the nation.

“The Karnataka government was kept in the dark on such an important decision which will have cascading impact on the health of the people and the environment in and around Kolar district. The BJP will not allow the move of the Union government to be implemented under any circumstances,” the memorandum states.

The BJP has stated that it will not hesitate to start a people’s movement against the decision of the Centre.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Pakistani theatre artists in India  to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Pakistani theatre artists in India to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523