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CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday took exception to reported remarks of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that he had advised the Sri Lankan government not to release the boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a copy of which was released to the media, the chief minister pointed to a televised interview of the BJP leader on September 1. "It is particularly distressing that a senior member of the BJP has, in a televised media interview, stated it was he who advised the Sri Lankan government not to release the boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen. This statement of Swamy has given rise to resentment and angst not only among the fishing community but also among people of Tamil Nadu," she said.

She expressed confidence that Swamy's remarks were not the official views of the BJP or the Union government. State BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said Swamy's comments pertaining to release of Indian fishermen's boats were "spoiling the efforts" of the party and the Centre to resolve the problems of fisherfolk. "I have reported the matter to the party high command," she said adding, Swamy's statement is not the official line of the BJP. "We have made progress in the fishermen's issue as meetings have been held and the PMO has also stepped in to facilitate talks between officials from both countries".

In the last two months, 319 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Lankan naval personnel, who seized 62 fishing boats as well. "Due to the efforts of your government at the Centre, all 319 fishermen have been released. Unfortunately, the 62 fishing boats continue to be in Sri Lankan custody," the chief minister said. The Sri Lankan government's inhumane and cruel strategy of not releasing the boats is causing loss of livelihood to fishermen and their families. The desperate fishermen are resorting to protests and strikes, the chief minister said.

The Tamil Nadu government raised the issue of boats in the recently-held meeting of the Indo-Sri Lanka joint committee on fisheries in New Delhi on August 29. Jayalalithaa also urged the Prime Minister to intervene and secure the safe release of 15 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the last two days, and all 63 boats, including the one seized on Monday. (Times of India)

  Comments - 18

  • kumar Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:43 AM

    Good move Madam!. This joker should be kicked out.

    ConCitizencerned Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:48 AM

    Does Lalitha want to rob the poor Tamil fisherman of Sri Lanka of their livelihood by letting the Tamil Nadu fishermen come into Sri lankan waters and rob fish? On one side Jayalalitha is screaming for the Sri Lankan Tamils and then asking her fishermen to rob the Sri lankan Tamils. Isn't she a joke?

    Bird Watcher Wednesday, 03 September 2014 03:21 PM

    Battle in the Cuckoos Nest. via DM iPad app

    FOX Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:51 AM


    FOX Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:50 AM


    kumar Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:41 AM

    What a joke!. This guy Swami can't even won a village level elections. He used to get popularity by mud sliding others. He can be regarded as our Merwin Silva or Wimal Weerawansa.

    Arther Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:06 AM

    Subramania swami is clown who wants to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.

    tony Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:31 AM


    Jaya Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:14 AM

    Really wants wrong with this crazy women??? She's by default against SL for every dam thing!!!! for sure its political to win votes in TN for the next election.......keep your dirty hands of Sri Lanka!!!!!!!

    ABC Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:51 AM

    DM Dont just become media for Jaya via DM Android App

    peace Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:07 PM

    Subramania swami is a king maker and political broker.

    mount Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:05 PM

    Swamy must be inquire on Rajiv s murder.

    deshpremi Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:58 AM

    Brilliant way to go Swamy great friend of new Sri Lanka against fish robbers of TN coolies. Latha can come in a fishing boat to rob our catch next time & see what will happen in our side of the sea !

    FOX Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:52 AM


    SAM_SPARROW Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:48 AM

    Nobody concerns about Swany. As he is a political joker, Jaya shouldn't worry about him at all.

    vignes Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:03 AM

    Swamy not election by people .that why he don't even care own people

    real Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:57 AM

    Only be a media for Swamy.

    La vérité en fin Wednesday, 03 September 2014 03:34 AM

    [quote name="ABC"]DM Dont just become media for Jaya via DM Android App[/quote]
    Any reputable news organization reports all stories, not just the ones people might like to hear and read.

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