Scrap Setu project: Dr. Swamy to President

PRESS RELEASE February 13, 2008 

The Janata Party President  Dr. Subramanian Swamy today called on the President Ms. Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and apprised her of the state of the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project[SSCP]. He urged the President to call for the papers under Article 78 of the Constitution and advise the Prime Minister to scrap the project if no other ship route, other than by breaking the Rama Setu, is feasible. Dr. Swamy told the President that the project is economically not viable, environmentally disastrous, and risky for our national security. Moreover, and above all, the Rama Setu is a holy site for the Hindus and hence under the law it cannot be damaged in any way.  

Dr. Swamy also informed the President that he has written to the PM seeking sanction to prosecute the Union Shipping Minister Mr. T.R. Baalu under the Prevention of Corruption Act, and is awaiting a reply. 

Issued By the Janata Party Office

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