Maninderjeet Singh Bitta for apolitical bid to cleanse Ganga
Times of India – 25th February, 2013
ALLAHABAD: Chairman of the All India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF) and former chief of Indian Youth Congress Maninderjeet Singh Bitta observed there was urgent need for comprehensive work to free the Ganga of pollution and that there should be no politicisation of the issue. He had come to Sangam to participate in the ongoing Maha Kumbh.
There is need for formation of a high level committee comprising experts, environmentalists and selected seers and saints who can make suggestion for making the river pollution free.
Further, no one should be allowed to pollute the Ganga and heavy penalty should be imposed on offenders.
On the issue of the country grappling with terrorism, Bitta observed that the government and political parties should come forward and create awareness among people against the malaise. Political parties and their members have membership at the grassroots levels and they should urge members to create awareness among people on the issue of terrorism.
He also emphasised urgent need for creation of anti-terrorism courts to try the cases within six months and that there should be no delay in hanging the verdict.