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NDA's Project: Ask Jaitley, Joshi...

'The UPA has only approved the alignment for the project cleared by the NDA -- as many as six BJP ministers associated with this decision'

NDA's Project: Ask Jaitley, Joshi...
Tanmoy Chakarborty
NDA's Project: Ask Jaitley, Joshi...
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The UPA government may have gone silent on the controversial Sethusamudram project, but not Union shipping minister T.R. Baalu. He has repeatedly pointed out that the UPA has only approved the alignment for the project cleared by the NDA and that as many as six BJP ministers have been associated with this decision—Arun Jaitley, V.P. Goyal, Shatrughan Sinha, S. Thirunavukkarasu, M.M. Joshi and Uma Bharati. According to Baalu, the contentious alignment No. 6 of the channel which cuts through Ram Setu was cleared by the NDA government.

On May 16, 2007, Baalu gave a detailed response on the Sethusamudram project in the Lok Sabha. He said that as Union surface transport minister, Jaitley had assigned fresh feasibility studies on March 9, 2001, to M/s National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) after the environment ministry expressed its reservations about the project.

The NEERI submitted its report in October 2002 to then Union shipping minister Goyal after which a review meeting was convened by then MOS (shipping)...
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