While a number of countries were subjecting their atomic power plants to re-certification, India was also trying to get such a certification for the new nuclear reactor it was planning to buy from France.
"However, as far as the Kudankulam plant is concerned, only a superficial inspection was conducted after the incident in the Japanese plant. It is not satisfactory," he said.
The CPI (M) pleaded that a "trustworthy team" of experts should certify the safety aspects of the Kudankulam plant.
Besides, both the Atomic Energy Commission and Nuclear Power Corporation should set up all the safety measures. "In addition, this atomic power plant should be brought under the Nuclear Liability Bill".
"Also, the government should convince the public that their livelihood will not be affected because of the plant. Till these things are completed, commencement of power generation should be deferred", he said.