India should not support Rajapaksa, says BJP

Tamil Nadu BJP unit on Wednesday said India should not repeat the "mistake" of supporting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose government is facing charges of "war crimes`.

Last Updated: May 11, 2011, 22:49 PM IST

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu BJP unit on Wednesday said
India should not repeat the "mistake" of supporting Sri Lankan
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose government is facing
charges of "war crimes`.
Reacting to Rajapaksa`s reported statement that India
should come forward and help his country in view of the UN and
other countries resolution on human rights violations, state
party president Pon Radhakrishnan alleged the Centre and Tamil
Nadu Government had made a "mistake by helping Sri Lanka in
killing thousands of innocent Tamils, on the pretext of
eliminating LTTE."
If the Centre extended support to Rajapaksa, the BJP would
stage demonstrations across the state, he said.

He also came down heavily on the Congress and its
ministers, including P Chidambaram, saying the party which had
opposed a JPC on the 2G spectrum issue was trying to "scuttle"
the PAC probe.

PTI