Modi To Be Punching Bag Of Vaiko Again

The MDMK is likely to adopt strongly-worded resolutions against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre on the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Published: 08th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2014 09:41 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The MDMK is likely to adopt strongly-worded resolutions against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue at the party’s district secretaries meeting and the high level committee meeting in the city on Monday.

The tone and tenor of the resolutions are expected to reflect its belligerence and indicate the party’s future course of action.

Despite the open appeal of BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan to the MDMK to continue in the alliance, the party’s meeting is expected to formalise its leader Vaiko’s criticism on the conduct of the BJP government on several issues, especially the Lankan Tamils plight, which is at the core of the party’s political position.

Vaiko’s recent criticism of the Union government’s policies at the Heroes Day meeting in the city triggered angry reactions from BJP national secretary H Raja and Subramanian Swamy, leading to speculation of the MDMK quitting the NDA.

However, BJP State president did some firefighting, saying Raja and Subramanian Swamy were not authorised to speak about alliance partners, but asked the MDMK not to criticise Modi in public as it would erode the credibility of the alliance.

Yet, Vaiko may not soften his stance, as the approach of the Modi government towards the Lankan Tamils issue lies at the heart of the conflict and MDMK cannot be expected to pipe down, party sources said.

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