Slamming the derogatory article on the Sri Lankan Government defence website, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that the Centre convey its strong condemnation as it had `besmirched` both the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Indian Prime Minister.
Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.
READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.
Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army`s website, the island nation`s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Communist Party of India leader D Raja called on the Indian Government to communicate with Pakistan, and not allow dialogue to become a casualty because of their differently stated positions on Kashmir.
Describing the BJP-led alliance in Tamil Nadu as an "alliance of contradictions", CPI National Secretary D Raja on Sunday wondered how long it would hold together and claimed that the traditional Dravidian parties in the state were facing a testing time.
CPI, which has been opposing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit to Colombo to attend the CHOGM meet on Saturday asked the government to take a forthright position on alleged human rights violation in Sri Lanka by condemning it and raising it at the international fora.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M Karunanidhi here on Saturday, said a final decision is yet to be taken on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit Sri Lanka to participate in CHOGM later this month.
Amid opposition from the various political outfits, including DMK`s M Karunanidhi, over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit to Sri Lanka to participate in CHOGM later this month, CPI leader D Raja on Saturday said the Centre should not undermine or ignore the unanimous resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly and should take decision accordingly.
D Raja alleged that the confessions made by former IPS officer DG Vanzara, charged and incarcerated in three fake encounter cases, have thoroughly exposed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government.