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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 912

Dr.Swamy condemns Karunanidhi for his condolence statement on the Death of Anton Balasingham

Chennai, 18 December, (Asiantribune.com): Dr. Subramanian Swamy lambastes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi for expressing condolence “on the death of LTTE terrorist Anton Stanilaus alias Balasingham.”

Dr.Swamy, President of the Janata Party in a statement to “Asian Tribune” pointed out that Balasingham was a terrorist who at least once has publicly and arrogantly relished the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Tamil Nnadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi in his controversial condolence message identified himself with terrorists as his long standing friend. "I am unable to bear the sorrow over the death of my friend Mr Anton Balasingham, who I have known for many years."

In his statement condemning Karunanidhi for his message of condolence on the death of Balasingham, Dr.Swamy said, "The true "Tiger stipes" of Mr. Karunanidhi thus are now showing. Hence the Tamil people of India should beware."

Given below is the text of the statement sent to Asian Tribune, by the Janata Party Leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy.:

"I condemn the condolence expressed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr.Karunanidhi on the death of the LTTE terrorist Anton Stanilaus alias Balasingham.

"Balasingham was a terrorist who at least once has publicly and arrogantly relished the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. In 1995 he had warned the then President of Sri Lanka, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunge that he would face the same fate as Rajiv Gandhi if she confronted the LTTE.

”Therefore it is shocking that Mr. Karunanidhi should state that "His (Balasingham's) demise is an irreparables loss". To whom? And for what?

”The true "Tiger stipes" of Mr. Karunanidhi thus are now showing. Hence the Tamil people of India should beware.

Also Ms. Sonia Gandhi should explain whether her political alliance partner,Mr. Karunanidhi is expressing her sentiments too on Balasinghem's demise. He recently published letter to the TN CM is a thinly veiled support for the LTTE, by one sidedly referring to the killing of innocent women and children by the Sri Lankan armed forces.”

- Asian Tribune -

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