Governments Have Never Spoken Truth About Atomic Equipments: Kamal Haasan

The actor-politician alleged that people of Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, have been at the receiving end of the Centre's "arrogance".

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Governments Have Never Spoken Truth About Atomic Equipments: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan voiced concern over the safety of the country's proposed first Away From Reactor. (FILE)


Chennai: 

Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan on Friday voiced concern over the safety of the country's proposed first Away From Reactor (AFR) facility of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), saying never in history have governments spoken the truth about atomic equipment.

Terming the "away" term in the AFR as vague, he demanded definition on it from the government, saying: "Even five feet can be away. This is a layman's question, I accept. But still it has to be defined," he said.

"As far as atomic equipment are concerned, never in history have governments spoken the truth. They should at least do it now," he told reporters at the party office in Chennai, citing the Fukushima disaster as an example.

The actor-politician alleged that people of Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to the KNPP, have been at the receiving end of the Centre's "arrogance".

They are now fighting against waste, which he alleged, was dumped from the plant.

"This shows their (Centre's) arrogance to implement what they want," Mr Haasan said.

Claiming that there has been no Research and Development on radioactive disasters, he said "Any technology without safety can be dangerous. We are scared about it."

The MNM founder, while pitching for stronger gram sabhas, said similar meetings should be held in all wards of cities.

"If all villages voice their demands in unison, there are ways to get a good government. This is a long time dream since the Gandhi era...," he said.

The party president participated in the grama sabhas of 72 villages through video conference. 



Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................