Sharkaryacharya blames politicians for Ram Sethu imbroglio

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Jamshedpur, Nov 18 (UNI) Jyotish Pith and Dwarka Sharda Pith Shankaryacharya Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati has held politicians responsible for the Sethu samudram Shipping Canal Project(SSCP) and Ram sethu imbroglio.

''Politicians are not sincere in resolving both the issues. They want to keep alive those problems for their narrow political gains.'' the seer told newspersons here yesterday.

Expressing strong reservations on Tamil Nadu government's plan to destroy the existing Ram Sethu for SSCP, he said if the project was implemented it would adversely affect the socio-religious aspect as well as the ecological balance of the region.

''In fact, our country's integrity will be at stake, if the SSCP is implemented as it's not a mere developmetal project but it relates with religious, spiritual and the national security and unity,'' the seer observed.

To a question, the religious leader did not rule out the hands of smugglers in Ram Sethu project as the miscreants might have an eye on the huge reserve of Thorium and other valuable ores in the region.

He also said the Supreme Court had issued a stay order for three months but they were mobilising public opinion for the protection of Ram Setu.

UNI

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