Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko observed a one-day token hunger strike here on Sunday to protest against the alleged Sri Lankan Naval attacks on Tamil fishermen.
Accusing the State government of remaining silent over the killings of not just the Tamils of ‘Eelam', but also of its own fishermen, Mr. Vaiko charged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi with betraying the interests of Tamils.
According to him, the non-inclusion of State government officials in the team sent to enquire into the alleged Sri Lankan attacks, as promised by the Prime Minister in his letter to the MDMK leader, dated January 25, was illustrative of the Chief Minister's nonchalance.
Calling for an end to the DMK-Congress combine in the State, Mr. Vaiko stated that the day was not far when the AIADMK would form the government on its own.
Inaugurating the hunger strike, D. Pandian, Communist Party of India State Secretary, pitched for a change in the government that would ensure a dignified existence for the fisherfolk.
“The ‘gifting' away of Katchatheevu came with its own conditional clauses that included continued access to the islet for “rest, drying of net, worship and cooking' – none of which was honoured.”
Fisherfolk required guarantee for their lives, livelihood security and honourable living, Mr. Pandian said and added: “We seek an alternative government that would ensure retrieval of Katchatheevu and fulfilment of all these guarantees.”
According to the CPI leader, the government's interim budget was a farce, and the inflated expenditure incurred for the Assembly complex in the budget proved one of the two ‘opinions'. “Either the Chief Minister was incapable of computing actual estimates, or the costs had gone up to such an extent that the complex that was initially estimated at Rs.220 crore ultimately cost Rs.1,092 crore.”
Vaiko, this is not new. Everone knows about Karunanidhi. He lives for himself and his family. That's all, so why worry about him.
Ruwan Monday, 07 February 2011 04:09 AM
oh! Vaiko the God, hes never sinned!!
ampare son Monday, 07 February 2011 11:10 AM
One day this guy big problem to india. he depend from tigers money. he isbig enemy for future tamil genaration.
Rajlanka Monday, 07 February 2011 04:36 AM
Its a known story......... He is the biggest betrayer to tamils
tharanga Monday, 07 February 2011 01:08 PM
well said! forget race, we must stand up to these people as Sri Lankans!
mike Monday, 07 February 2011 06:37 AM
karu /vaiko /prabha /India/ Singapore all betrayed tamils. in indian airlines never announce in tamil as not recognized all india / in singapore tamil labor was used to buld city but lee kwan u sidelined them n gave key pisitions to chinese, similar in malasia. finally only in SL they are welcomed as fellow countrymen. even prabhas mom still draws a pention fm SL Govt.
Lanke Banda Monday, 07 February 2011 01:44 PM
Vaiko is the hunger strike similar to the one of K'Nidhi during the LTTE's final days ? That hunger strike K'Nidhi skipped only Dinner as he went to sleep after supper & got up for B'fast and Lunch.
Lal Monday, 07 February 2011 06:48 AM
Vaiko's call for hunger strike means higher profits for Hamburger outlets.
dilan Monday, 07 February 2011 02:52 PM
One day hunger strike....what a joke.....
Konde bendapu china Monday, 07 February 2011 07:12 AM
Who is Fooling Whom
KHKaru Monday, 07 February 2011 04:21 PM
Don't sow the wind of communalism, Vaiko.. You will have to reap the whirlwind later.
Unarmed_Gunman Monday, 07 February 2011 08:10 AM
You are wrong and there is no logic in your statement. Singapore is a business city and the people are not think much about race, religion or any other conventional things. Just go there and see no one will care you skin or race or country or any.
KP Monday, 07 February 2011 08:08 AM
thanks god we dont have any LTTE problem now ..we love our tamil peoples and who care these basters
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