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Updated: October 12, 2009 17:46 IST

Wipe out Maoists, Jayalalithaa tells Centre

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AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha PTI Photo
PTI AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha PTI Photo

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Monday said that the Centre should go all out to “eradicate” Maoists.

“The Centre should take concrete measures in stopping extremism and terrorism in the country. It should also go all out to eradicate the naxalities immediately”, she told reporters here.

She expressed concern over the “contradictory” statements made by various political leaders across the country on handling Maoists. ‘It is also unfortunate to note such reports’, she said.

On the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Ms. Jayalalithaa alleged that Tamil Nadu government had delayed in taking action on the matter. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had ‘failed’ to take concrete steps in stopping the Centre from giving permission to Kerala to conduct survey for construction of new dam across the (inter-state) Mullaperiyar river, she said.

“Karunanidhi has betrayed people of Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar issue.He was aware of Kerala’s activities from 2007 itself,” she alleged.

Reacting to a question on the delegation of MPs of DMK, Congress and VCK that left for Sri Lanka to get first hand account of the conditions prevailing in camps housing Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, she reiterated that Mr. Karunanidhi should have seen to it that an all party delegation was sent.

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