'Prabhakaran waited for Indian election results'

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Vellupillai Prabhakaran
New Delhi/Colombo, Jun 14: Veluppillai Prabhakaran, the LTTE supremo who was killed during the Sri Lanka war was waiting for the results of Indian general elections to plan his next move. He was apparently hoping that either the NDA or the Third Front would come to power in New Delhi.

But the Sri Lankan army had other plans and before May 16, when India Lok Sabha polls 2009 results were out they had cut off all the escape routes. "Till May 16, he (Prabhakaran) was hoping that someone will interfere and stop the army from entering the final 'No Fire Zone' where he was held up," Sri Lankan Army sources said.

LTTE announced on May 16 that it would allow all civilians trapped in the area held by them to leave to safety, after knowing that the Congress, which it believed was hostile to him and his outfit, was set to return to power.

Sources said that LTTE was hoping that there would be a popular upsurge for it in Tamil Nadu, where the general elections were fought on the Eelam plank, and that the Third Front or the NDA could come to power.

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