AAP backs anti-nuclear activists in Kudankulam

Soon after extending its solidarity to Arvind Kejriwal’s party for the Delhi Assembly polls, anti-nuclear activists opposing the nuclear power plant in Kudankulam claim they have now got full support from the Aam Aadmi Party.

AAP leader and Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan, who held a meeting with the anti-Kudankulam activists’ leader SP Udayakumar in Idinthakarai, said the party would support the cause of a people's movement against nuclear energy at Kudankulam and would always be with the people.  
Addressing members of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) at Idinthakarai near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP),  Bhushan also assured his party’s support to the on-going agitation against KNPP.       

"We have always opposed nuclear energy and also the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. We supported the cause of PMANE in difficult times," he said. Bhushan also appreciated the protesters of Idinthakarai, who had been fighting against the "inhuman and anti-people" project.

Claiming that most of the developed countries have stalled establishing nuclear power projects, he said that people across the globe know that nuclear power is most expensive and dangerous. The Nuclear Power Corporation was keen on making this dangerous plant operational despite the opposition of the local people, he added.

PMANE is an anti-nuclear power group in Tamil Nadu, started by Udayakumar. For the last three years, the group has been urging both the Centre and the State to shut down the KNPP citing safety concerns and preserve the largely untouched coastal landscape near the project area.

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