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BJP urges UN to step in Lanka crisis

[TOI, Monday, 13 April 2009 13:20 No Comment]

The BJP on Monday urged the UN to come forward to take responsibility for the safety of civilian Tamils affected in war-hit northern parts of Sri Lanka.

BJP Tamil Nadu unit president L Ganesan told reporters here that the Tamils were avoiding the ‘No Fire Zone’ despite Colombo’s two-day halt to military offensive.

"The UN should come forward to take responsibility for the two lakh Tamils affected in Sri Lanka," he said.
Reacting to Union home minister P Chidambaram’s remarks on Sunday saying the Centre had prevailed over Colombo for a ceasefire, he alleged Congress had done little to mitigate the suffering of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Such statements were being issued keeping "poll-prospects" in mind, he alleged.

On the detention of BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi for alleged hate speech, he said there was no action against Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad for his remarks against Gandhi and attributed vote-bank politics behind Varun’s detention.

Regarding party’s candidates for the polls from the state, he said that BJP central command would soon approve and release the party’s candidates.

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