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Sethu Samundram will destroy bridge built by Lord Rama : Uma

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New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janashakti Party supremo Uma Bharti has urged President A P J Abdul Kalam to ask the government to abandon the Sethu Samudram project as it would destroy the ancient bridge built by Lord Rama.

In her letter addressed to President Kalam the fire brand leader said that the project will reduced navigable area of ships sailing from to east to west coast considerably and due to environmental and economic constraints only small vessels would be able to use the channel. Moreover it will destroy the Lord Sri Rama's sethu connecting Pak Strait with Gulf of Mannar lying submerged under sea.

The bridge she told Dr Kalam was built by two legendry vanara architects Nala and Nila and the ancient Indian belief was confirmed by satellite imageries taken by NASA that an ancient bridge did exist between the peninsula and Sri Lankan island.

The satellite images had proved some of the mythological tales of Ramayana and this bridge which bears testimony to India's rich clutural heritage should be preserved, she stressed.

India had been striving hard for preserving it's monuments, likewise the sethu should not be destroyed for short term gains, she added.

''As a scientist, you would appreciate the beauty and clarity of satellite images from NASA. On behalf of our countrymen I request you to restrain the government from going ahead with the destruction of the grand ancient heritage,'' Ms Bharti said.

Ms Bharti is at present undertaking a the Bharat Bachao Yatra from Rameshwaram to Kedarnath to highlight the dangers of foreign economic power and leadership.

UNI MCN ARB BD2037

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