Joining issue with his arch-rival and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK president M Karunanidhi today slammed her for terming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka as “futile” and describing his party’s activities on the issue as “drama”.
Quoting the Prime Minister, Karunanidhi, whose DMK is a key ally of the ruling UPA, said Manmohan Singh had announced India was inclined to vote in favour of the resolution in the UNHCR and that India’s objective was to ensure future for Tamils marked by self-respect, dignity and equality.
Jayalalithaa had described the Prime Minister’s statement to the Lok Sabha as “non-committal and futile.
He also hit out at her for saying he had enacted a drama in 2009 when he went on a fast demanding ceasefire during the peak of the conflict.
Karunanidi stated that Jayalalitha did nothing except writing letters to Prime Minister.