New Delhi, July 11: BJP today came out in strong
defence of MDMK leader Vaiko, who was arrested under Pota, saying that it was unwarranted.
"Vaiko has already explained the context of the statement
made by him. After this explanation, the use of Pota is not
warranted. We don't agree with what he says but many of our allies have made statements with which we do not agree," party spokesman Arun Jaitley said here.
Asked whether the arrest of Vaiko under Pota did not put
BJP in a dilemma over a law it has made, Jaitley said "I don't
think there is any cause for a dilemma. A strong anti-terrorist law was needed. The act is to be implemented by
the state government."
He said there is a review committee headed by a high
court judge to oversee the entire implementation of the act.
Jaitley said even though his party did not support
Vaiko's stand on LTTE as it is a banned organisation but he
has already clarified his position on the matter.