DECCAN HERALD Friday, October 13, 2000

NBA denies foreign funding

BHOPAL, Oct 12 (PTI)

The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) today refuted allegations that it had received funds from abroad.

NBA is an organisation, which runs totally on money from Indian sources,NBA leader Alok Agarwal told a press conference here.

Mr Agarwal said allegations that NBA was receiving foreign funds were made by many persons, including former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Sunderlal Patwa and former Gujarat chief minister Chimanbhai Patel. But no one could prove that it had received even a single dollar from abroad.. He said even the money received by some NBA leaders as awards from foreign organisations had not been used for NBAs work.

He challenged Madhya Pradesh deputy chief minister Jamuna Devi to an open debate on the advantages and disadvantages of the Sardar Sarovar and Maheshwar projects.

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