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CPI state secretary Nararayana criticised that without heeding to the health problems of the public due to uranium plant in Tummalapalle in Kadapa...

cpi leadersCPI state secretary Nararayana criticised that without heeding to the health problems of the public due to uranium plant in Tummalapalle in Kadapa district, the government is going ahead with the plant construction as per the agreements made with foreign countries.

He inspected the uranium plant at Tummalapalle on Wednesday morning and staged a dharna there. The CPI dharna became tense when the leaders and cadres tried to jump the gate to go inside the UCIL building. CPI leaders questioned the officials as to why they were not allowed inside the plant if there is danger from the plant.

The UCIL officials replied that they couldn't allow others as the plant comes under the Central government. Police stopped the cadres from entering into the plant forcible. Speaking on the occasion, he alleged that the government is setting up life threatening uranium plan despite having other resources in the State, which can generate up to 73,000 MW power. 580 grams of uranium only will come after purifying one ton ore and the wastages will cause untold health hazards, he pointed out. The plant management is storing all the wastages in the pond, which already is showing its impact, he said. Narayana criticised that UCIL is trying to cover up the uranium hazards.

He demanded the government to stop the unit, which has become a threat to the people of Kadapa and Anantapuramu districts. CPI district secretary Eswaraiah, Krishnamurthy, town secretary Chandra, leaders Venkatasiva, Mallikarjuna Reddy, Badullah and other cadres took part in the dharna.

CPI opposes uranium plant in Anantapuramu Kadiri (Anantapuramu): State secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI) Narayana said the party will not allow setting up of the proposed uranium refinery plant at Rasupalle village in NR Kunta mandal of Anantapuramu district. He toured Talupula and NR Kunta mandals on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he told Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to establish industries useful to the public instead of lethal projects.

Informing that there is 3,622 acres of government land in survey number 539, he requested the government to distribute that land to landless poor. Narayana criticised that the Chief Minister for not having the time to look into the public problems as he is spending all his time around Congress party high command Sonia Gandhi. He demanded either to establish industries useful for the public or to distribute lands to landless poor.

CPI district secretary Jagadish, Kadiri secretary Vemaiah and party cadre accompanied Narayana during his tour.

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