If the Central and the State governments are for the welfare of the people, they, like the developed nations that are closing down the nuclear power programmes in a phased manner, should have chosen to give up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss has said.

Addressing the anti-KKNPP protestors at Idinthakarai on Monday evening, Dr. Ramadoss said the nation had never witnessed such an “intense but peaceful agitation” in any part of the country in the past.