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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

In Tamil Nadu "Jokers" are not Tamils

Chennai, 13 December, ( In Tamil Nadu none of its leaders are 'Tamilians’.

Other day participating in a wedding ceremony, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi publicly revealed that AIDMK leader and the Leader of the opposition Jayalalithaa Jeyaram is not a Tamil, but a Kannadian.

Subsequently Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy remarked that Chief Minister Karunanidhi made the "ridiculous comments on AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa to hide the fact that he himself is not a Tamil at all and, in fact, had migrated from Andhra Pradesh."

The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, matinee idol M.G.Ramachandran was not a Tamil, but a Malayalee.

The rabble rouser V.Goplasamy who thrives on the Sri Lankan Tamils blood money is also is not a Tamil but of Telugu origin. His family members speak Telugu and follow the Telugu tradition.

Actor turned politician Vijayakanth, who is the leader of the Desiya Murpokki Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) is also one of Telugu origin.

Even actress Radhika Sarathkumar who has been recently made the Vice President of the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchchi is not a Tamil, but one of Sinhalese origin

In the meantime, in a statement, Dr. Subramanian Swamy said Karunanidhi had made himself look ridiculous by criticizing the AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa for not condemning the Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka for calling Tamil Nadu political leaders Vaiko and P Nedumaran as "jokers".

He said "Chief Minister has made the outrageous comment that Jaylalithaa’s silence is due to her being not a Tamil, as otherwise she would have reacted to a foreigner (Fonseka) defaming Tamil leaders."

Dr Swamy asked Karunanidhi "to explain whether the same remark would apply to TNCC president Thankgabalu, who has been silent on this matter."

He said the "the problem is that Karunanidhi is in the habit of making wild statements which contradict what he practices."

Dr.Swamy pointed out that "Karunanidhi also appeared to have forgotten that in 1987, when the Swedish radio broadcast a statement that the then PM Rajiv Gandhi had taken a bribe in the Bofors arms deal, he took that as a truth and demanded the resignation of Rajiv Gandhi.

"Was it right for an Indian to demand the prosecution of a Prime Minister of India merely on the word of a foreigner? If so, he should have also demanded the prosecution of Vaiko and Nedumaran for receiving funds from the LTTE since this has been authoritatively stated by an important spokesman of Sri Lankan government."

- Asian Tribune -

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