Karunanidhi did not press Tamil Nadu’s demands: Jayalalithaa

Friday, January 21, 2011

CHENNAI - AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Friday accused Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi of failing to press for the state’s rights with the central government in respect of river water sharing and halting the killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, among other issues.

In a statement here, Jayalalithaa, referring to Karunanidhi’s recent speech, said: “So now we know why Tamil Nadu is not getting its rightful share of water from the Cauvery or the Palar or the Ponnaiyaar. We know why Tamil Nadu is not able to get the orders of the Supreme Court on increasing the storage level of the Mullaperiyar dam implemented.”

She said: “We know why no action has been taken to stop the killing of defenceless Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. We know why the central government is doing nothing to bring down the prices of essential commodities, particularly vegetables, food and petrol.

“We also know why not a finger was raised by the Indian government to prevent the massacre of innocent civilian Tamils in the final phases of the Eelam war. The reason is that Karunanidhi did not make a demand for any of these,” she added.

According to her, Karunanidhi in his recent speech had said whenever he makes a request to the Congress leadership, it initially hesitates but later accedes to it.

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