Varanasi: Continuing with her campaign to ‘Save Ganga’, belligerent leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Uma Bharti has called for stringent laws to protection the river.

Bharti asserted that the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) constituted by the Union Government was not sufficient to maintain the free flow of the holy river and to keep it pollution free. She pointed out that NGRBA led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was following the footsteps of National Integration Council, and the Authority members have failed to hold regular meetings for saving the river.

Recently, Bharti met the PM and requested him to save the holy river and accord it the status of National Heritage. 

There were numerous problems in different areas where Ganga flows, Bharti said, adding that the river comes across a separate set of problems in different states. “As the river is the lifeline for a large number of people, all aspects related to it should be taken up seriously,” she added.
Bharti maintained, “There should be stringent laws to prevent the exploitation and pollution of Ganga.”

As a part of her campaign to save the river, she held a ‘Samagra Ganga Abhiyan’ in Varanasi on Thursday.

In an effort to drum up support for her campaign, Bharti has written letters to all the state governments and political parties.

Bharti said she would continue her movement till the time the holy river regains its lost glory.