Criticising LTTE and its policies, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Sunday said a solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils problem could not be found so far because the outfit had adopted “wrong ways” going by the “wrong advices” of some people in the state.
A solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils problem could not be found yet because the LTTE acted in wrong ways, heeding to the wrong advice of wrong people in Tamil Nadu,” he wrote in party organ Murasoli.
Those who did not read history or turning a deaf ear to the advice given by learned people, might laud the Nedumaran group. But independent observers, who have love and affection for the Sri Lankan Tamils, are well aware of the fact. I am one among them,” he said.
His comments came as Tamils Nationalist Movement leader Nedumaran and other pro-LTTE leaders like Vaiko sought to make the Sri Lankan Tamils issue a major poll plank in the Lok Sabha elections, criticising both Mr. Karunanidhi and Congress.
Mr. Karunanidhi had last week asked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to treat Tamils and even LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran with respect and dignity, irrespective of the fate of the militant outfit in the ongoing Army offensive.
Listing out the initiatives taken by the UPA Government to solve the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, he said, “The Centre’s stand was against military solution to the problem. It wanted a plitical solution and relief measures for affected Tamils.