Haridwar: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti, who has been carrying on her Save the Ganga Campaign relentlessly has turned down the request of Union Environment minister Jairam Ramesh to call off her fast. Bharti has claimed that rather than a government body, a separate board should be constituted to review the power projects.

Talking to media at the end of first phase of save Ganga campaign, Bharti revealed that a letter had been written to her by Ramesh in this regard. In it , Environment Minister said that an action will be taken after the publishing of report by June 21 related to Dhari Devi Temple Relocation.

Ramesh further stated that seven IITs are preparing for extensive work project of National Ganga River Basin Authority.

The first part of the report will come by last week of June upon which action will be initiated after making it public.

In her reply to Environment Minister, Bharti said the role of Prime Minister is important in her demand to keep river Ganga clean and maintain its continuous flow. She did not fail to mention that as PM is also the Chairman of National Ganga River Basin Authority, he will have to make several important decisions in this regard.

However, she avoided the queries over her not meeting Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Haridwar.

JPN/Bureau