Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: Bharathiya Janata Party State president L. Ganesan on Thursday termed incongruous Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s statement that normality was ensured the strike on October 1.

It was obvious that normal life was affected. Perhaps, the Chief Minister was not properly apprised of the situation, he said, addressing a press conference here.

BJP State vice-president H. Raja would prepare the report on the ‘violent incidents’ that took place after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam returned to power in 2006.

It would also highlight the violence during the local bodies elections, the attack on the office of Dinakaran in Madurai resulting in the death of three employees and the attack on the BJP offices all over the State. The party would launch a public campaign based on the report that would be ready by the end of this month.

Mr. Ganesan welcomed Union Home Minister Shivaraj Patil’s statement admitting to the need for strengthening the intelligence units in the wake of growing militancy and terrorists using more sophisticated weapons. The Centre, he said, should enact stringent laws similar to the POTA.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government had sanctioned only a feasibility study for the Sethusamudram project, and it did not permit any damage to the Ramar Sethu, he said.

He said the BJP workers would collect medicines and clothes from the public for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. They would be handed over to the Red Cross Society in Chennai on October 11.