Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa's remarks on India's vote a drama: Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Friday described as a “farcical drama” the remarks of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on India's vote favouring the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, saying her stand on the issue had always been contradictory.

On Ms. Jayalalitaha remarks thanking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for India voting against Sri Lanka, Mr. Karunanidhi said the AIADMK government had adopted a resolution in the Assembly in 2002 urging the Sri Lankan government to arrest LTTE leader Prabhakaran and hand him over to India for his involvement in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.

“It was she who had invoked POTA against the supporters of the LTTE. Now, she is patting herself on the back for writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in support of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Mr. Karunanidhi said Ms. Jayalalithaa had also justified the killing of innocent Tamils, saying it was inevitable that a large number of people die in a war.

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