Jaya to boycott Modi’s swearing-in

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will boycott prime minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow, sources have told India's NDTV.
Sources say the decision has been taken in the wake of Mr Modi's invite to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend his swearing-in. Mr Rajapaksa has confirmed that he will attend.
Ms Jayalalithaa, who is said to share a good rapport with Mr Modi, will also not send any representative from her party, the AIADMK, said sources.
On Friday, the Tamil Nadu chief minister had described as "unfortunate" the invite to Mr Rajapaksa.
The invite to the Lankan president has "deeply upset the people of Tamil Nadu and wounded their sentiments," Ms Jayalalithaa had said in a statement, which added "Particularly, with regard to the relationship of the new Central Government with the Government of Tamil Nadu, it would have been better if this ill-advised move had been avoided."
While campaigning for the general elections, Mr Modi and Ms Jayalalithaa had attacked each other politically, but after each posted a spectacular win - Mr Modi nationally and Ms Jayalalithaa in her state - they exchanged warm greetings, congratulating each other. 
In the past both have attended the other's oath ceremonies as chief ministers. 
Most political parties in Tamil Nadu allege that civilian casualties and human rights violations against Tamils peaked during the last leg of the war against the LTTE with Mr Rajapaksa in charge. The BJP's own ally, the MDMK, said Mr Rajapaksa's presence in the oath ceremony will hurt the feelings of the Tamil people. The DMK, headed by M Karunanidhi, said Mr Modi could have "avoided" inviting the Sri Lankan President and also that the Prime Minister should "understand the feelings" of the people of Tamil Nadu.
It is a very sensitive political issue in Tamil Nadu, where assembly elections are due in 2016.

  Comments - 21

  • freddy Monday, 26 May 2014 10:25 AM

    MODI is the man. Modia is the lady.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:50 PM

    [quote name="man"]VERY BRAVE LADY[/quote]

    Brave Lady to LTTE may be, but in front of Modi, she is just a dust.

    Asoka Monday, 26 May 2014 03:30 AM

    Modi knows, Jayalalitha's dates are numbered. Her cheating assets cases are still pending.

    Asoka Monday, 26 May 2014 03:32 AM

    Jayalalitha hit her head with a stone now. Modi is very strong leader of India now.

    Ceylonese Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:39 PM

    Boycott it and use that time to build more toilets to so called people. via DM Android App

    dere Monday, 26 May 2014 07:36 AM

    What a stupid thing to say.

    malith Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:49 PM

    it will never hurt the people of tamil speaking but f.....politians of tamil nadu..... via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Sunday, 25 May 2014 12:29 PM

    But she still has not mastered the art of diplomacy and prefers to play to the gallery instead.

    ari Sunday, 25 May 2014 12:44 PM

    The fat lady has spoken. Now the sun will rise from the west.

    Siva Sunday, 25 May 2014 06:23 PM

    The state politicians have to get ready for the Assembly Elections 2016. They will talk anything & everything. via DM Android App

    sss Sunday, 25 May 2014 01:33 PM

    should be of concern. like North SL, TN did not vote for any national parties. Especially with Sri Lanka have already forgotten the LTTE era and have resorted to business as usual

    kumar Sunday, 25 May 2014 01:41 PM

    Tamil Nadu politicians just like the TNA politicians are fooling
    the world and themselves. It is the Indian army that committed
    mass murders and gang rapes against the Tamil civilians,what
    the President Rajapaksa did was to wipe out the the Tiger terror
    men who sacrificed the Tamil civilians for thirty long years.This is
    the truth of what really happened.

    Ranjith Seneviratne Monday, 26 May 2014 01:13 AM

    Hats off for Jaya!
    Brave and damn good Lady.
    Ideal for the post of PM in India.

    God bless you jaya!

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 26 May 2014 01:20 AM

    Notice how she has stopped blackmailing? Now uses words like "unfortunate", "deeply upset" instead of threats. Every dog has his day. Now the govt of India can get about their business without these hypocrites. Bye bye TN.

    jude Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:34 AM

    With overwhelming majority, PM. Modi don't need Jaya's or her party's support??!!!

    ss Monday, 26 May 2014 01:55 AM

    At least in India, CM have right to defy PM....We will worry about our SL country dear and can any one defy the power here....Time to worry about that rather than making sarcastic comments!

    susil Sunday, 25 May 2014 08:27 AM

    good, stay home and make thosai!

    ANTON Monday, 26 May 2014 02:00 AM


    Lamina Seam Sunday, 25 May 2014 02:04 PM

    Cute ) via DM Android App

    leon Monday, 26 May 2014 08:04 AM

    peaceful invitation to jaya via DM Android App

    man Sunday, 25 May 2014 09:07 AM


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