Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Turn around by Tamilnadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi

Chief Minister of Tamilnadu M. Karunanidhi, addressing the State Assembly of Tamilnadu recently announced a surprising turn-around in political convictions, stating 'Tamil Eelam is the dream of the LTTE and it will never be a reality'. Karunanidhi, in the course of his statement, recalled with grief the brutal assassination of his friend and TULF leader, Appapillai Amirthalingam.
The Chief Minister was speaking on several pro-LTTE resolutions moved by pro-LTTE Pattali Makkal party leader Mr. Gnakoon Sudarshan. The resolution requested the Indian Central government to exert pressure on the Sri Lanka Government to stop the Wanni military operations against the Tigers forthwith. The Chief Minster explained that the military operations against the LTTE is not a war against the Tamil people. The Tamilnadu Congress leader Mr. Gnasekaran and Mr. Hasan Ali opposed the resolution and voiced their support to the Chief Ministers stance.

It was pointed out that the LTTE was a guerilla movement believing only in terrorism and a small armed group. The Chief Minister reiterated that the LTTE does not represent the Tamil community. The LTTE desperately needs Indians intervention to avert an ignoramus defeat, be stressed.

The defeat of the move of the Eelam lobbyists in the Tamilnadu State Assembly is seen as a major setback for the LTTE which isolated the dreaded terrorist outfit from Tamilnadu.

Political analysts opine that the Chief Minister has effectively foiled strategic attempts by the LTTE to involve the Indian government in Sri Lanka's operations.

Courtesy: Government Information Department