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LTTE’s 2005 poll boycott call hasty: Karunanidhi

[PTI, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:00 No Comment]

Terming LTTE’s call to boycott the 2005 Presidential elections in Sri Lanka as "hasty", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said it enabled President Mahinda Rajapakse to defeat his rival Ranil Wickramasinghe who had promised to hold peace talks with the Tiger rebels, since been decimated.

"In the 2005 elections, former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe lost to Rajapakse by around 1.81 lakh votes while seven lakh Tamils had not voted at all following the boycott call. What is the outcome today of that hasty decision?"

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