Jaitapur residents plan protest at CM's meet

Rahul Wadke Mumbai | Updated on June 27, 2012

Residents of villages around the Jaitapur nuclear power project are set to protest at the venue of the Chief Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan's public meeting to be held close to the proposed plant-site on Saturday.

Locals told Business Line that they would walk out of the Chief Minister's meeting if they faced resistance from the Congress party workers who are expected to be at the venue.

Mr Chavan is on two-day visit to the Konkan region and on Saturday, he will addressing a public meeting at Karel village, which will be losing 94 hectares of land to the project.

Over the past two years project affected villagers have launched a series of agitations against the project and have rejected the government's compensation offers.

A local representative said on condition of anonymity that if some Konkan-based politicians try to paint a rosy picture of the proposed project by getting their political party workers in hordes for the public meeting ,then the locals will simply walk out in full view of the Chief Minister and other politicians, he said.

The project affected people, who have faced police harassment in the past, are not in a mood to listen to the administration, the activist said.

Tarapur protest

In solidarity with affected persons of Jaitapur, the people affected by the Tarapur nuclear power plant in Thane district will also protest on Saturday morning at Tarapur, a source said.

They will protest against the inadequate rehabilitation measures taken by NPCIL and the State government.

Published on February 25, 2011

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