CHENNAI: Bringing to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the remarks made by Subramanian Swamy that it was he who had advised the Sri Lankan government not to release the boats of the Tamil Nadu fishermen, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said “the statement of Swamy has given rise to resentment and angst not only amongst the fishermen community but also the entire population of Tamil Nadu.”
The Chief Minister, in her letter to the Prime Minister, expressed confidence that the remarks of Swamy were not the official views of his party or of the Government of India.
Earlier in the day, BJP’s State unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan disowned Swamy’s remark, saying it was not the view of the party. “His remarks should not be taken as the view of the party. In this connection, I have written to party president Amit Shah and general secretary Muralidhar Rao along with the video footage of Swamy’s remarks.”
While the BJP was working on finding a permanent solution to the fishermen’s issue, Swamy’s remarks had come as a setback, she regretted.