VELLORE: Around 30 cadre attached to the Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi(TVK)burnt an effigy of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, for his controversial statement regarding the boats of TN fishermen and staged a protest here on Wednesday.
Cadre raised slogans against Swamy, the Centre and the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Subramanian Swamy had reportedly stated that he was the one who had advised the Lankan government not to release the boats of Tamil fishermen. In the last two months, hundreds of TN fishermen were arrested and 62 boats were seized by the Lankan navy. Though the fishermen were released, their boats have been impounded.
Subramanian Swamy’s statement drew flak not only from the fishermen but also from the people and political parties of TN . “Swamy is a renegade and is working for the Sri Lankan President. If he speaks against fishermen, we will not permit him into Tamil Nadu,” said G S Sivakumar, State vice-general secretary of the TVK.
Similarly, students of Katpadi Government Law College boycotted classes and protested condemning Swamy’s statement.