Tamil Nadu party to demonstrate if India supports Sri Lankan President

May 11, Coimbatore: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tamil Nadu unit today promised to stage demonstrations across the state if the central Indian government supports Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his criticism against the United Nations Expert Panel report on Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes.

The BJP unit has said that India should not repeat the “mistake” of supporting Sri Lankan President, whose government is facing charges “war crimes” according to a press report by Indian news agency PTI.

State party president Pon Radhakrishnan has alleged that the Central Government of India and the Tamil Nadu Government had made a “mistake by helping Sri Lanka in killing thousands of innocent Tamils, in the pretext of eliminating LTTE.”

He was responding to Sri Lankan President’s statement that India should come forward and help Sri Lanka to defend against the allegations made by the UN Expert Panel.

The President has said that India’s support was important to counteract the allegations made in the report.

“India has always acted with co-operation with Sri Lanka. Our relations have been good at all times,” President Rajapaksa has said.

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