Karuna welcomes LTTE`s praise of world Tamil meet
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today welcomed outlawed LTTE`s lauding of the World Tamil Classical conference at Coimbatore.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi today welcomed outlawed LTTE`s lauding of the
World Tamil Classical conference at Coimbatore but said its
remark that Tamils of the state have not taken steps to
protect them will create a "needless controversy".
In a statement here, Karunanidhi said he did not have
differences over LTTE`s remarks that the conference would
deliberate on steps for speedier development of the language
and help unify Tamils.
"But their remarks that Tamils in this state have not
taken any steps to protect them will only trigger a needless
controversy," he said.
The LTTE should ponder over who had termed them as
those fit to be annihilated when all of Tamil Nadu was up in
arms against `atrocities` on Sri Lankan Tamils, he said in an
obvious reference to AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa`s remarks that
LTTE volunteers were not innocent Tamils.
He said he drew solace from the fact that LTTE had
welcomed the conference, "unlike some in Tamil Nadu, who are
issuing statements against the conference".