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Give Up, Mr Karunanidhi

Give Up, Mr Karunanidhi
Give Up, Mr Karunanidhi
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IN the surcharged atmosphere following the Jain Commission castigation of the DMK and the chorus of denials by M. Karunanidhi and his cohorts, an impression is gaining ground that the report of Justice Jain is biased—that it ignores many facts and its conclusions are based on speculation. The report clearly says: "The LTTE was in continuous interaction with the chief minister, Shri Karunanidhi, primarily to ensure their activities continued unhindered even after the Padmanabha killing." But the UF government, in the Action Taken Report, chose to only state: "No action is called for on this view of the Commission." The DMK makes a number of accusations. That the LTTE was given active support and encouragement by the Indian government itself, especially under Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. That negotiations were going on even while the IPKF was in Sri Lanka, proof of which is a letter written by Rajiv Gandhi to Murasoli Maran as late as May 15, 1989. The DMK claims that Rajiv Gandhi himself requested Karunanidhi to act as an intermediary...

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