Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 02:10
Deccan Chronicle, August 16, 2011 - Questioning the legitimacy of the Indo-Sri Lanka accord on Katchatheevu with the island nation “dishonouring” the agreement, BJP state president Pon Radhakrishnan on Monday pitched for scrapping the accord. “Sri Lanka is unwilling to accept the agreement. It has ruthlessly been killing the Tamil Nadu fishermen…. and there is no point in India honouring the accord. Any agreement should be mutually respected,” he said and contended that the 1974 Indo-Sri Lanka pact ceding Katchatheevu to the island nation was invalid. Flaying Lankan navy for the renewed attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen, the BJP leader claimed that the island nation did not have any claim over Katchatheevu island.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:59
PTI, Coimbatore, May 11, 2011 - Tamil Nadu BJP unit today said India should not repeat the "mistake" of supporting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose government is facing charges "war crimes". Reacting to Rajapaksa's reported statement that India should come forward and help his country in view of the UN and other countries resolutions on human rights violations, state party president Pon Radhakrishnan alleged that the Centre and Tamil Nadu Governments had made a "mistake by helping Sri Lanka in killing thousands of innocent Tamils, in the pretext of eliminating LTTE". If the Centre extended support to Rajapaksa, BJP would stage demonstrations across the state, he said.