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HARIDWAR, INDIA, April 2, 2001: The Hindu saints of the holy city are up in arms against VHP leader Ashok Singhal's. They complained about the VHP leader's comment that the saints had an "irreverent attitude" towards the Ganga on the Tehri dam issue. Having failed to take the saints along with him to Tehri on March 30 to save the river from the onslaught of the dam, he lashed out at them a day after in Haridwar. He was surprised when all the saints came out openly against him. Villagers being displaced by the controversial dam are protesting at the site, and Singhal had gone to join their protest.