NSA didn’t say LTTE has base in Tamil Nadu: government

March 18th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Tuesday clarified that National Security Adviser (NSA) M.K. Narayanan never said that Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger guerrillas were setting up base in Tamil Nadu. Denying published reports in this regard, the PMO said in a statement: “It is clarified that answering a question relating to LTTE activity in Kerala, the NSA only said that the police would monitor such activity.

“No reference was made in this connection to Tamil Nadu nor was there any mention whatsoever that the LTTE had established a base there,” the statement said.

The clarification followed reports regarding references to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) reportedly made by Narayanan during a visit to Kerala over the weekend.

Narayanan was widely quoted as saying that both Tamil Nadu and Kerala were home to “small pockets of the rebel group”. The LTTE is outlawed in India.

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