VHP warns of an intense movement if UPA goes ahead with project

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Kolkata, Sep 24 (UNI) Viswa Hindu Parishad(VHP) general secretary Pravin Togadia today warned of an aggressive movement if the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance(UPA) government at the Centre did not refrain from destroying the Ram Setu.

" We have no objection if the Centre goes ahead with the Setu Samudram project, but we will oppose the destruction of the Ram setu. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led UPA government will be held responsible for the destruction of the setu, " Mr Togadia told newspersons here.

He claimed that nearly four lakh fishermen, who largely depended on fishing in near the setu, would be unemployed if the Centre went ahead with the project, ignoring their plight.

He also claimed that the huge deposit of Thorium near the setu could generate four lakh mw of power against the requirement of 1,40,000 mw of power for the next 400 years, but the US wanted to destroy the Ram setu and the Thorium deposit would be washed away shattering India's hope to emerge as the most powerful country in the electricity generation.

The Communists did not believe in the Almighty and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had been deliberately hurting the religious psyche of the Hindus by advocating for the destruction of Ram setu, he averred.

He said the VHP would not allow the Ram setu to be given a political colour.

He said the "Rameswaram Ram Setu Surakhya Manch" would organise a nationwide agitational programme from September 27 to October 10 to undertake padayatra throughout the country, hold Ram setu rallies for public awareness and Ram setu puja at all places.


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