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Calls to monitor activities of Lankan pro-LTTE MPs

Congress Deputy Leader in the Assembly, D. Yasodha on Friday asked the Centre and the State Government to monitor the activities of pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sri Lankan Members of Parliament in the State.
Participating in the debate on the Governorís address,

Yasodha said that these MPs were camping in Tamil Nadu and trying to create confusion.
They were trying to make the Centre appear guilty on the issue, levelling unnecessary charges against the State Government and isolating the Congress.

Noting that the Congress had lost its Leader Rajiv
Gandhi on the issue, she wondered how it was fair to humiliate deceased leaders and Tamils living here. She recalled that when she was an MLA in the 1980s, Rs.4 crore was given to the Sri Lankan Tamils after a resolution in the Assembly.

This could not have been possible without the permission of Rajiv Gandhi, who was the then Prime Minister. Even now, it was only with the financial support of the Central and State governments that the refugee camps were being run.

When Pattali Makkal Katchi Leader G.K. Mani, condoled the death of Muthukumaran, who immolated himself on Thursday to protest against the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan said such acts should not be encouraged.
Mani replied that his party founder S. Ramadoss had made such an appeal to the youth. (The Hindu)

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