Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:38pm IST /http://ibnlive.in.com.
No need of any special declaration on Ganga as a National River; its enough respect it or even better respect our own health and that of future generations!
Contaminating Ganga has been the shameless & irresponsible practice of Municipalities, Panchayats, Industries, Humans and all, all along the Ganga, without care or concern that the contaminated waters enter into our body systems - as plain drinking water as well as through food - both as farm products and animal products!
I am sure Rivers do not have any political affiliations but the political parties do politicise River-Issues, often than with serious intention of cleansing them and keeping them that way!
And finally, if BJP is sincere about a Clean Ganga, they wouldn't have allowed Swami Nigamanand at Haridwar who was on 'fast-unto-death' to 'Save Ganga' from the hands of the unscrupulous mining mafia, actively supported by the ruling BJP government, there!