Chennai (Tamil Nadu) / Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), May 10 (ANI): Congress President and United Progress Alliance chairperson on Sunday said that the UPA Government did whatever was possible to end hostilities against the Tamil Sri Lankans.
"Our government has done everything possible to bring the hostilities to an end and ensure that the affected people are moved to safer places and it is due to our government's resolute effort that Sri Lanka, government there, has announced the conclusion of combat operation," said Sonia Gandhi, said in an election rally in Chennai.
However, Tamil Nadu chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, M. Karunanidhi, questioned AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa getting drawn to the establishment of Eelam during the joint rally.
"There was a time when the present state opposition leader and former chief minister of the state, even did not allow to talk about the issue (Eelam). But today the same leader is demanding Eelam, how pity is this? There are people, who are supporting the same leader, what do we do of such people? This is their habit,"
In Uttarakhand, Congress General Secretary, addressing an election rally in Rudrapur made a comparison between the prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and BJP's prime ministerial candidate L.K.Advani's performance in crisis.
"At one side there is Prime Minister, who in a second was ready to sacrifice his government (over the India-US civil nuclear deal) for the future of India, on the other side there is opposition leader (Lal Krishna Advani,), who even today has not given an answer to the nation on Kandhar issue, Masood Azhar (leader of the Jaish-e-Muhammad) and Jaswant Singh (BJP leader during the Kandhar hijack episode in 1999)," said Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)