While PM Manmohan Singh’s recent statement that some NGOs were misusing foreign funds to fuel anti-nuclear protest in Koodankulam can be seen as a strategic move to weaken the protest, he will have to support his allegations with substantial proofs lest he should lose his credibility and accountability. These remarks have created political ruckus in India, BJP has expressed its discontent over the latest development and has dared PM to come out clean. In the recent development, Russian counterparts have jumped on to bandwagon, stating that they apprehended US funding behind these protests eversince.
Earlier Dr Singh was quoted as saying “The atomic energy programme has got into difficulties because these NGOs mostly, I think, based in the US, don’t appreciate the need for our country to increase energy.“
In a similar development,licences of three NGOs active in the Kudankulam region have been cancelled. Minister of State in Prime Minister Office V Narayanasamy on Saturday asked anti-Kudankulam activist SP Udayakumar to explain his links to Sweden funded NGO.
“These NGOs were receiving funds from foreign countries for social service causes like helping the physically handicapped and eradication of leprosy but these were being diverted for anti-nuclear protests” Narayanasamy said.
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