Extending DMK's troubles, Jayalalithaa has once again raised the quondam question which has haunted the DMK party so far. Congress leader and the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi assassination still remains a gruesome subject which continues to pain the nation. The AIADMK chief on Tuesday, May 24 claimed that DMK indirectly killed Rajiv Gandhi with LTTE.
The Tamil Nadu CM claimed, "I have been living with that death threat since 1991. And our charge has been that DMK has been involved in the assassination in an indirect way."
Jayalalithaa's statement occurred at a certain time when DMK and Congress have been entangled in a fuss over its alliance in UPA government. Despite the leaders assurance that the two parties will continue its alliance, circumstances have shown the other part of the coin.
Karunanidhi on Monday, May 23 visited Tihar jail to meet Kanimozhi, though he snubbed meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The decision of the DMK patriarch surprised many as Karunanidhi meets Sonia Gandhi whenever he visits New Delhi. It has been the practice ever since the party aligned with Congress in 2004.
Recently, Sonia Gandhi invited Jayalalithaa for tea after her (Jaya's) win in the assembly polls. Now, it will be interesting to see how DMK and Congress will react to Jayalalithaa's charge about Rajiv's assassination.