TN: After anti-nuclear plant protest, now a pro-plant rally

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Koodankulam nuclear plant protests
Chennai, Nov 12: With the anti-nuclear power plant stir gaining steam both at the Kudankulam plant and the Kaiga plant at Tamil Nadu and Karnataka respectively, there is a different sort of agitation looming. After the anti-nuclear agitation, it is now the turn of a pro-nuclear plant stir at Kudankulam that has caught everyone's attention. The pro stir was called by the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) near Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu.

A Congress MP representing the Tirunelveli constituency said, "Congressmen are also participating in the rally and we expect around 3,000 people in support of the nuclear plant."

Meanwhile, the anti-nuclear plant stir is continuing with 6,000 people congregating at the Chettikulam village for a one-day token fast while villagers from Idinthakarai are observing a relay fast for the 25th day straight. Heading the agitation is M Pushparayan, member of the state committee of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy. The fishermen also boycotted from going to sea to express their solidarity to the protest in Chettikulam.

The Kudankulam agitation is gaining strength by the day with as many as 100 anti-nuclear power activists reaching the protest site from Madurai to join in the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

The protest site is abuzz with noted anti-nuclear personalities addressing people at Chettikulam and Idinthakarai on other ways to generate power besides going the atomic way.

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