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MK holding Tamil meet for personal glory: Vaiko

[Express Buzz, Monday, 4 January 2010 11:02 No Comment]

MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Friday said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has no ‘face’ to conduct the World Classical Tamil Conference after having “betrayed” the Tamil people in Sri Lankan and Mullaiperiyar issues.

Addressing reporters here, he said the Chief Minister was holding the conference for “personal glory and to hide the betrayal committed on the Tamil people”. He added that it was held to divert the attention from burning issues like price rise and the “murder of democracy as was witnessed in the recent by-elections.” He said the DMK leader was appealing for the support of all political parties for the conference after abetting the Central government’s help, including the arms assistance to the Sri Lankan Government in its battle against the LTTE and the genocide.

Vaiko, who recalled that an allparty resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, said: What happened to that all-party resolution demanding a stoppage of war? Even for namesake, the Indian government did not ask the Sri Lankan government to stop the war. Chief minister, without blaming the Indian government for the suffering of the Sri Lankan Tamils, was now trying to shift the focus from the basic issues by holding the conference.

Vaiko said the Sri Lankan government would be living in fool’s paradise if it believes that the struggle for separate Tamil Eelam was over. “Thousands of innocent people have been killed in the war. How can they live together after all those killings?” he asked.

Vaiko said the State could also witness a referendum on Tamil Eelam in future as happened in Norway, France and Canada.

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