SL: DMK invokes Tamil Sentiments to garner voters' support

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M Karunanidhi
Chennai, March 4: It is a well-known fact that Tamil Nadu politics hugely revolves around the issue of "treatment of Tamils in neighbouring country Sri Lanka".

As the date for US-led resolution over war crimes against the Sri Lankan government at the United Nations Human Rights Commission meet in Geneva is coming closer, opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu has rekindled the issue of "Tamil Sentiments" in a big way.

Analysts say DMK is trying to cash in on Lankan Tamil issue to garner support among the voters, in the wake of General Elections 2013.

DMK supremo M Karunanidhi on Sunday appealed to the Congress-led UPA government at the centre to support the resolution at United Nations against Sri Lanka.

" I hope the Centre would take the sentiments of the DMK into account and support the resolution," said Karunanidhi.

"They have been repeatedly ignoring the DMK on the Lankan issue.... We believe they will respect our sentiments," added Karunanidhi.

"Not just us, Tamils all over the world are keenly expecting the decision of India in this matter."

In fact, DMK has sent an invitation to the Congress to a symposium on the Sri Lankan issue on March 7 in New Delhi. The meet has been organised by the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO).

"I hope Congress members would participate in the symposium," said DMK chief.

"DMK would picket the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai on Tuesday," added Karunanidhi.

Regarding the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections due in few months, DMK supremo expressed confidence to win large number of seats.

"In Tamil Nadu, the DMK-led alliance would have bright prospects," he added.

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