CHENNAI: Charging the BJP-led government at the Centre with insulting the resolution of the Tamil Nadu Assembly on the Lankan Tamils issue, the MDMK on Monday quit the NDA.
Vaiko said the alliance with the BJP for the 2014 Parliamentary elections was forged on the basis of an assurance that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would follow the approach of the erstwhile BJP government under A B Vajpayee. Vaiko said, “In a lawyers’ conference organised by Ram Jethmalani in New Delhi and attended by Modi, I explained the atrocities by Lanka’s government against Tamils and asked him for support.”
The MDMK leader said he placed the same demand with BJP leader Rajnath Singh also and added that both the leaders agreed to his request.
He said BJP was trying to impose Sanskrit and Hindi on the people, and asserted that Hindutva forces would not gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu and he would never allow this to happen.