All-party meet on Ram Sethu issue on Sep 24

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Chennai, Sep 18 (UNI) In a bid to counter the 'Save Ram Sethu' campaign launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other Hindu organisations, an all-party meeting has been convened here on September 24 to draw a strategy and prevail upon the Centre to implement the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project (SSCP).

Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunandhi agreed to convene the all-party meeting, after Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders met him this evening and made a request to this effect.

In a statement here, CPI(M) State Secretary N Varadarajan, who met the Chief Minister, said after he stressed the need for an all-party meeting, Mr Karunanidhi fixed the date after consulting leaders of other allies.

Mr Varadarajan, who was accompanied by party's Central Committee member T K Rangarajan and State Executive Committee member K Balakrishnan, told the Chief Minister that the SSCP, which would be instrumental in the State's industrial development, should be implemented without any further delay.

He suggested that the all-party meeting adopt a resolution, urging the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre to take speedy steps to implement the project in the wake of the campaign launched by the ''communal forces''.

UNI

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