MDMK general secretary Vaiko said that a Modi-led Government at the Centre would not repeat the blunders of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government in Sri Lankan Tamils and fishermen issues.
Mobilising support for the party candidate in the Tenkasi (reserved) segment N. Thirumalaikumar at Sankarankovil on Friday, he said the UPA government, in which the DMK was a vital constituent, paved the way for the massacre of Lankan Tamils by providing men and materials to the island nation’s armed forces.
Even after 578 Tamil fishermen were hunted down on the highseas by the Sri Lankan navy, the Indian Government did nothing to save its citizens.
If BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was given an opportunity to lead the new government, he would never repeat such blunders. “I guarantee the voters that he will never betray the Tamils,” Mr. Vaiko said. He assured that he would continue to be the first person to safeguard the welfare of minorities.
Heaping encomiums on Dr. Thirumalaikumar, Mr. Vaiko said his candidate, who had executed a lot of development works in the Vasudevanallur Assembly constituency when he represented the segment without giving any room for corruption charges, would continue his work on a larger platform to serve the people with the highest degree of integrity.
People, who had gathered at the first of the 13 meeting points of Mr. Vaiko scheduled for Friday, were really moved when the MDMK general secretary recalled his mostly unsuccessful political ventures in the past despite his hard work.
“I’ve worked hard for the betterment of the Tamil society in all possible platforms. Right from ensuring the riparian rights of the Tamils in Mullai Periyar, Cauvery, Neyyar, Palar, Pambar issues to saving the younger generation from the evils of liquor, I’ve given my contribution with all faithfulness. I’ve walked for more than 5,000 km to meet people living in more than 50,000 villages for all these genuine objectives. However, I’m politically unsuccessful. But, everything will change this time,” hoped Mr. Vaiko.
Earlier, BJP’s national secretary Thamizhisai Soundararajan, who was on her way to Virudhunagar for electioneering, called on Mr. Vaiko in his ancestral house at Kalingapatti and sought the blessings of the political leader’s mother V. Mariammal. (The Hindu)