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Karunanidhi plans human chain demo on Lankan Tamil issue
2008-10-16 19:31:47

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi today said a 'human chain' demonstration would be held in Chennai on October 21, to remind the Centre of the all-party meet's decision, to ask its MPs to resign if no action was taken on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue within a fortnight, according to a PTI report.

In a statement, Karunanidhi said the human chain was to remind the Centre of the six resolutions passed at the all-party meeting here on October 14.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people to participate in the agitation in large numbers.

Meanwhile, writing in the DMK's official organ 'Murasoli', he said as per the resolution, DMK ministers in the Manmohan Singh ministry would quit if the Centre did not take action to stop the killings of Tamils in Sri Lanka within a fortnight.

"The very fact that they will resign their Parliament seats means they will also be resigning from the ministry", he said, replying to MDMK chief Vaiko's demand in this regard.

On AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa's charge that the meet was a farce and the resolutions amounted to supporting the LTTE, he said, her statement had been appreciated by the Sri Lankan President's advisor, Basil Rajapakse.

"This clearly proves who are all with the Sri Lankan government. At least now people of the state will understand who is committing acts inimical to the Tamils', he said.

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