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Anna movement fully behind anti-nuke protesters: Kejriwal

September 12, 2012 04:09 IST

Anti-corruption activist and member of disbanded Team Anna, Arvind Kejriwal, said his team fully backed the agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant.

"I am part of the Anna Hazare movement, part of the movement against corruption. We are fully with you. We stand by you...we are willing to do whatever you want us to do for you," he told the agitators.

Kejriwal said there was no basis to the authorities' claim that KNPP, an Indo-Russian Joint Venture, employs the latest technology and pointed out that Russia has not built any nuclear plant after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

"Russia has not built any nuclear plant since 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. So how can the government claim that KNPP has been built with the latest technology?" he asked.

Kejriwal said standards followed by nuclear power plants stipulated that 70 safety measures be followed "but I was told by people here this has not been complied with in KNPP".

He demanded that all confidential documents regarding the plant be made public.

He urged S P Udayakumar, convenor of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), not to surrender, saying this would adversely affect the movement and demanded that authorities withdraw all cases against him.

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