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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is for enforcing a ban on Endosulfan, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has said.
Ms. Swaraj, who was here on Wednesday to attend a function organised by the party to commemorate its State unit vice-president B.K. Sekhar, told presspersons that the party had a consistent stand on the issue. This was evident from senior party leader O. Rajagopal joining the protest held here and party State unit president V. Muraleedharan taking part in the one held in Kasaragod.
She said the Karnataka government had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue.
The State governments could not do much; it was for the Centre to take the initiative. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had said in Parliament that he was awaiting a report of the Indian Council of Medical Research, she said.
About the stance of Gujarat on the ban, Ms. Swaraj said Chief Minister Narendra Modi did not have clear background information on the issue. She had apprised Rajendra Singh Rane, MP from Gujarat, about the gravity of the problem.
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