Elangovan expresses concern over LTTE activities in TN

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Chennai, Dec 21 (UNI) Senior Congress leader and Union Minister E V K S Elangovan today expressed concern over the increasing activities of the banned LTTE in Tamil Nadu.

Talking to reporters, Mr Elangovan, who turned 60 today, hoped that Chief Minister M Karunanidhi would take necessary steps to curb such unlawful activities.

Alleging that the law and order in the state had deteriorated of late, he however expressed confidence that the Chief Minister has the experience to deal firmly with extremist and unlawful outfits in the state.

He also had a dig at Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan for his pro-LTTE remarks.

Earlier, political leaders cutting across party lines greeted Mr Elangovan on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

He cut a giant cake on a small podium at his residence and distributed free sarees to over 200 women.

Tamil Nadu BJP Vice-president G Kumaravelu, Mr Thirumavalavan, TNCC chief M Krishnaswamy, its treasurer D Sudarsanam, Congress MLA Vasanthakumar, former Mayor Karate Thiyagarajan, AICC member Chiranjeevi, were among those who presented bouquets and greeted him on the occasion.

He said Finance Minister P Chidambaram and AICC representative Arun Kumar would participate in a public meeting in the city tomorrow to commemorate the birthday of AICC president Sonia Gandhi.

The partymen in the state were striving for the establishment of Congress-led coalition in Tamil Nadu, which would usher in Kamaraj rule.

UNI

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