Vaiko flays Congress, BJP on Sri Lankan President visit
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
24th September 2012 10:32 AM
Launching a scathing attack on both the BJP and Congress for their “insensitivity” towards sentiments of Tamils, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, on Sunday, said if Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha is invited to the country one more time, he would besiege the residence of the Prime Minister in New Delhi.
Addressing a 1,500-strong crowd at the Anna Memorial here after returning from Madhya Pradesh, where he was arrested and later released for attempting to stage a black flag protest, Vaiko said despite strong agitations in Tamil Nadu, the UPA government has to date invited Rajapaksha three times to the country. In the recent case, the BJP had also joined the bandwagon, he accused.
Dismissing BJP’s arguments that the event was a non-political one, Vaiko said invitation to Rajapaksha was a completely avoidable move. “It is ironic that they found it necessary to invite a man accused of committing war crimes to lay the foundation stone for an institutions named after Buddha,” he observed.
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