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Updated: April 11, 2012 03:41 IST

Karunanidhi takes exception to Sri Lanka's view on Kudankulam

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi. File photo
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi. File photo

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday took exception to the Sri Lankan government's claim that it was threatened by the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Sri Lanka's Power and Energy minister Champika Ranawaka had said that the government had written to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expressing concern over the safety of the plants in Tamil Nadu.

“The project was not launched yesterday. The work has been going on for years. Sri Lanka is raising the issue now to divert attention from the U.N. Human Rights Council resolution, which India had voted for,” he told reporters after visiting the Assembly to sign the attendance register.

Asked whether he would attend the current budget session of the Assembly, Mr. Karunanidhi said that he had not been allotted a seat suitable to his health condition.

“I will think about it,” he said while responding to a question whether he would attend the House if the government made seating arrangements taking his health condition into consideration. Later, a release from the DMK headquarters stated that DMK members would boycott Assembly proceedings for a week.

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At least now the Indian Government should know the evil designs of Sri Lanka. We can not expect a diplomacy from a State which has killed their own people.

from:  Renganathan V
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012 at 13:09 IST

All over the World different countries are raising opposition to the
Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Bombs.We are fighting for a NUCLEAR FREE
WORLD. Every country has the right to raise the issue of Radiation to
another country if it is close by. Fukushima Incident is a challenge
to every country. No country can keep quiet on one's right to be free
from RADIATION FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. Similarly another state in India
can raise the issue to another state if it is within the radius of
RADIATION like the Archbishop Soosaipakiyam of Trivandrum raised the

from:  Thomas Kocherry
Posted on: Apr 10, 2012 at 15:10 IST

Sri Lankan President is trying to avenge on India because India voted against Sri Lanka in UNO. It is time for India to be tough with Sri Lanka. It is already playing Chinese card against India. Sri Lanka is thinking they can get support from China in case there is some problem between India and Sri Lanka. Indian government is extremely lenient to Sri Lanka regarding the death of indian fishermen. Indians should respect the neighbouring countries big or small. But no country should be allowed to misinterpret our tolerance as our weakness. But this congress government is incapable.

from:  Mahesh
Posted on: Apr 10, 2012 at 15:08 IST

This is cheap politics Srilanka is playing. Why should Srilanka raise this issue at this stage?. Why are they silent all the time?. Even the child knows the motives behind Srilankan Government. Both Central and Tamilnadu Government should ignore this and steadily go ahead with the project when TN is facing severe power shortage problem.

from:  Gokulnath
Posted on: Apr 10, 2012 at 14:37 IST

Well done...Srilanka should mind their own business. Get the SL players out of IPL!

from:  Sathish
Posted on: Apr 10, 2012 at 13:31 IST
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