Tamil Nadu says had no role to play in Prabhakaran's mother deportation

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Chennai, Apr 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday said it had no role to play in the deportation slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) leader V Prabhakaran's mother, Parvathi, on her arrival in India.

On Friday, Indian immigration officials deported Parvathi, immediately after she arrived from Malaysia.

Parvathi, who is suffering from paralysis, arrived here with an aide from the Malaysia to secure medical attention at a city hospital.

Responding to a Special Call Attention motion in the State Assembly, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said his government would write to the Centre on allowing her medical treatment in Chennai, if she requested.

Karunanidhi claimed that he himself was not informed about Parvathi's visit and added that neither did the State Government have any information.

"There was no communication to the State Government from her or those who had arranged her Indian trip from Malaysia. All the communication was between her and the Centre," Karunanidhi said.

"If she insists on coming to Tamil Nadu for treatment, we are ready to consider her case and write accordingly to the Centre," he added.

Parvathi is currently undergoing treatment in Malaysia.

Karunanidhi informed the House, in 2003, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagam (AIADMK) Government led by Jayalalithaa had written to the Centre demanding blacklisting of Parvathi and her husband, Veraswami demanded banning their re-entry into the country.

Prabakaran's parents came to India in 1983.

Both Parvathi and Veraswami had left Tamil Nadu's Tiruchrappli for Sri Lanka in the wake of ceasefire in the island nation in 2003.

Members demanded that Parvathi be allowed medical treatment in the country on humanitarian ground.

Speaking on the motion, Congress leader D. Sudarsanam argued there was nothing wrong in the deportation since Parvathi was brought to Chennai with ulterior political motives.

"Vaiko and Nedumaran had known about her arrival while the Chief Minister of the State had no idea about. It was part of a cheap political campaign," he said.

AIADMK members were not present during the discussion. (ANI)

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