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SP Udayakumar, Kudankulam nuclear plant activist, joins AAP
Activist SP Udaykumar, who has been protesting against nuclear plant Kudankulam, joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
Convener of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), Udaykumar led the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear plant.
Apart from Udaykumar, other prominent anti-nuclear activists including MP Jesurajan and Peter Milton also joined the party.
The anti-nuclear activist is the latest entrant in the party, which will be contesting Lok Sabha polls this year.
The party is yet to issue a statement and state as to which seat the anti-nuclear activist will contest from.
The activist said he finds AAP a “credible alternative” to the Congress and the BJP. He is likely to be fielded from Kanyakumari seat though AAP, which makes its debut in Lok Sabha polls this year, has not made a formal announcement yet.
Mr Udayakumar was the convenor of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy or PMANE which spearheaded the anti-Kudankulam campaign. The organisation raised questions like land acquisition and disposal of nuclear waste, besides other issues linked to the plant commissioned last year.
“AAP believes the people affected by such projects should have the final say,” Mr Udayakumar said.