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Vaiko’s ’bloodbath’ warning nothing to do with polls: EC

delhi Updated: Apr 13, 2009 21:20 IST
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The Election Commission on Monday said MDMK chief Vaiko’s warning of a “bloodbath” in the wake of developments in Sri Lanka has nothing to do with elections in the country.

“He (Vaiko) has not said anything with regard to elections,” EC’s legal adviser S K Mendiratta told reporters when asked whether the poll panel would take suo motu cognisance of the MDMK leader’s statement.

Mendiratta said it was for the Centre and the state government to take note of the issue.

Addressing a protest demonstration in Chennai last week, Vaiko had warned of a “bloodbath” in the state if “something” happened to LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in the ongoing offensive by the Sri Lankan army in the island nation’s Tamil areas.

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