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Giving up nuclear power ‘harmful’, says PM via The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for nuclear energy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it would be “harmful” if the country gave up the option of additional source of electricity.

“We are not in a situation in which Japan is there… It would be harmful for the country’s interest to pass an Ordinance of self-denial that we shall give up the option of having nuclear power as an additional source,” he told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

Singh was replying to a question by Anant Geete (Shiv Sena) on the Prime Minister’s views on giving up nuclear power like Japan which has put safety issues ahead of its need for electricity.

At the same time, the Prime Minister said there would be no compromise on the issue of nuclear safety.

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