Swamy says PMK should also quit NDA-alliance

Chennai: A day after MDMK walked out of the NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Tuesday suggested that another partner, PMK, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government, should also leave the combine.

Chennai: A day after MDMK walked out of the NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Tuesday suggested that another partner, PMK, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government, should also leave the combine.

Swamy, who had earlier targeted MDMK chief Vaiko for flaying the government despite being in the alliance, accused PMK of being pro-LTTE and wrote on twitter that "PMK (founder S) Ramadoss should also depart from NDA..."

Both Swamy and another BJP leader H Raja had been critical of Vaiko's comments against NDA on issues such as the Lankan Tamils issue and move to promote Sanskrit and Hindi and had asked him to leave the alliance.

Ramadoss has been critical of BJP-led government even backing Vaiko in the Swamy-Raja episode, and had yesterday opposed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's push for making the Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture.

Vaiko quit the alliance charging the Narendra Modi-led BJP government with betraying Tamil people by working with Sri Lankan government and pushing Hindutva agenda in Tamil Nadu.

BJP, however, remained unfazed rejecting the party's contention that the Centre was acting against the interest of Tamils and signaled that it would not like any of its partners oppose the government.

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