Jaya provokes Sonia, Congress dismisses it

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Jayalalithaa
New Delhi, Apr 21: The AIADMK supremo, Jayalalithaa on Monday, Apr 20 questioned how Sonia Gandhi could stay silent when Karunanidhi called Prabhakaran his friend when it was his militant group that assassinated Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

Speaking to the news channel CNN IBN she said, "Why is it that Sonia Gandhi is keeping silent? Is she not the Congress president, is she not the widow of Rajiv Gandhi, is she not the chairperson of the UPA? She should come out with clear explicit answer on these questions, and she should tell the nation what she feels about it as Mr. Karunanidhi has made the statement."

This comment from Jayalalithaa seems to be a strategic move to get Sonia Gandhi along with the Congress to take a tough stand against DMK.

The provocation from Jayalalithaa however came after Karunanidhi had clarified his pro-Prabhakaran stance saying he can not forgive the outlawed Tiger Tamils for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Congress has however brushed aside the taunt calling it an act of coalition politics. Therefore, retorting to Jaya's taunt the Congress spokesperson, Abhishek Singhvi said that she indulging in degrading ways to provoke the party.

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