By Roel Raymond
India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says that they will await more details on claims made by Sri Lanka that President Mahinda Rajapakse helped the ruling Congress party win the General Elections in Tamil Nadu last year by agreeing to stop using heavy weapons during the last stages of the war.
Shri Nalin S. Kohli, Convener of the BJP speaking to Daily Mirror online said that it would appear strange for any foreign country to claim to have played a role in the internal workings of the democratic elections of another country.
He added that while it seemed ‘improbable’, if found to be true it would raise serious questions and that more details would then be required to understand the nature of these claimed transactions.
In an interview on Daily Mirror online Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga said that President Mahinda Rajapakse helped the Indian Congress party win the General Elections in Tamil Nadu by reaching an agreement with the Indian government.
The agreement reached had been to put a stop to the usage of heavy weaponry during the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka, in order to help the Congress garner votes in Tamil Nadu and win the General elections. (Daily Mirror online)