MDMK leader Vaiko slams Government for inaction on easing Lankan Tamils plightSeptember 11th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 11(ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader V Gopalswamy, on Friday blamed the Government for failing to ease the plight of Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil population.
Gopalswamy accused it of maintaining double standards in dealing with the issue.
He cited Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s recent statements on Sri Lankan Tamils, and said that Gandhi was ignorant of the plight of Tamils and his assurance has come too late for Tamil refugees.
Rahul Gandhi, who was in Coimbatore on Thursday, had said that the Government would do everything possible to ensure that Tamils in Sri Lanka are given their full rights.
“Rahul Gandhi stated that the Indian Government would not let down the Tamils. Already the Indian government has enabled them (Government of Sri Lanka) to disseminate (divide and isolate) the Tamils. So, Rahul Gandhi, I pity him for his ignorance,” Vaiko said. (ANI)