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RSS affiliates want GM mustard approval withdrawn immediately

BKS calls for CBI and ED probe while office of PM's scientific advisor welcomes it

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Days after the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) allowed the “environmental release” of genetically modified (GM) mustard, prominent affiliates of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh such as the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) have come out in opposition to the approval.

They have asked Union Environment and Forests Minister Bhupendra Yadav to reverse the decision.

The BKS went a step ahead and said the manner in which the GEAC granted the approval was “immoral and illogical”, and smacked of some “unholy” understanding which needed to be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 7:57 PM IST

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