Sharkaryacharya blames politicians for Ram Setu imbroglio

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Jamshedpur, Nov 17 (UNI) Jyotish Pith and Dwarka Sharda Pith Shankaryacharya Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati has held the politicians responsible for the Setu Samudram Shipping Canal Project(SSCP) and Ram temple 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 mediapersons here yesterday.

Expressing strong reservations on Tamil Nadu government's plan to destroy the existing Ram Setu 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, India'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 along with the national security and unity,'' the seer observed.

To a question, the religious leader did not rule out the hands of smugglers in Ram Setu 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 the public opinions for the protection of Ram Setu.


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