Indian Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy described as "ridiculous" the resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka by India and some other countries, saying it would be "highly damaging" for India''s national interest.
"The resolution asking the Centre (for economic sanctions on Sri Lanka) is not only ridiculous but highly damaging for India''s national interest," he said in a statement here.
Swamy claimed that while the resolution was adopted based on a UN report on alleged human rights violations by Lankan armed forces during the conflict with the LTTE, "the said UN report also blames the LTTE for provoking and committing human rights violations in equal measure."
"The Assembly makes no mention of that, showing it to be a highly partisan and narrow-minded resolution," he charged.
Asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to focus on providing electricity and restoring law and order in the state, he said AIADMK''s victory in the April 13 polls was due to peoples'' anger at DMK''s alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam case, in which she "played no role except issue statements."
"Hence she must use this mandate received due to my efforts in exposing the 2G spectrum scam case, for the benefit of the people and not for the LTTE in Sri Lanka, for most of them are dead or gone anyway," he said.
Further, Swamy also requested Ramdev, who is on an indefinite fast on the issues of corruption and black money, to withdraw his fast. (PTI)