The BJP on Thursday asked the Government to take into account the security apprehensions expressed by the Director General of Coast Guard regarding the proposed Sethusamudram Project.
“The BJP is not against the Sethusamudram Project. But if the seniormost official of the Coast Guard is talking about security concerns, it is a big thing,” party spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad told reporters. “The Government should take due note of it. We would like the concerns of the Coast Guard to be reflected in the affidavit, which the Government will file in the Supreme Court,” he said.
Prasad said his party believed that the security concerns expressed by Coast Guard Director General Vice-Admiral R F Contractor would be factored in while the Government firms up its stand on the matter. “We already have mounted a strong vigil on the country’s southern coastal waters, and projects like the Sethusamudram could bring in more security problems,” Contractor said on Thursday.