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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

Dr. Swamy condemns Karunanidhi for calling bandh today in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, 23 April, (Asiantribune.com): Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party has condemned the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. M. Karunanidhi for calling for a bandh to pressurize the Central Government to ensure a cease-fire in Sri Lanka. He has categorically said that “There is no need for a bandh to affect a cease-fire in Sri Lanka because the Tamil civilians in the no-firing zone have already escaped from in the LTTE held areas, to safe areas under the control of Sri Lankan army.

Dr. Swamy has demanded President’s rule be imposed in Tamil Nadu and the Union Government dispatch CRPF and BSF to assist the Tamil police in maintaining law and order in the State.

In a statement released to Asian Tribune, he said, "I also demand the pre-emptive arrest of anti-national Tamil politicians like Vaiko, Nedumaran and such like who have become financial orphans after the demise of the LTTE, to ensure that they do not encourage history- sheeters and known criminals to riot in the State.

Given below the full text of the statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party.

"I condemn the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. M. Karunanidhi for calling for a bandh to pressurize the Central Government to ensure a cease-fire in Sri Lanka. There is no need for a bandh to effect a cease-fire in Sri Lanka because the Tamil civilians in the no-firing zone have already escaped from in the LTTE held areas, to safe areas under the control of Sri Lankan army.

"Moreover, the LTTE is finished and it is only a matter of days before Prabhakaran is taken dead or alive. Hence a cease-fire is on the cards because there will be no war left to fight for the Sri Lankan army.

"The bandh however is condemnable because the election process is on, and 23rd is the second last day for filing of nomination for candidates for Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Hence while being Chief Minister and having taken the oath to uphold the Indian Constitution, it is a gross dereliction of duty and contempt of the Indian Constitution to call for a bandh.

"I therefore demand that President’s rule be imposed in Tamil Nadu and the Union Government dispatch CRPF and BSF to assist the Tamil police in maintaining law and order in the State.

I also demand the pre-emptive arrest of anti-national Tamil politicians like Vaiko, Nedumaran and such like who have become financial orphans after the demise of the LTTE, to ensure that they do not encourage history- sheeters and known criminals to riot in the State."

- Asian Tribune -

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