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BJP attacks Cong on Tamil issue

india Updated: Apr 26, 2009 23:22 IST
Vikas Pathak

Weeks before Tamil Nadu goes to the polls, the BJP on Sunday launched an attack on the DMK-Congress alliance calling it a “mute spectator” to the ongoing Lankan crisis.

The BJP demanded that the UPA government exert diplomatic pressure and facilitate the evacuation of about 50,000 Tamil civilians trapped in the war zone. “This is human rights violations and the UPA government has become a mute spectator. India should immediately take action. This is the last chance or the trapped innocents will be killed,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar said here.

Asked what if the Lankan government turns down such a request, Javdekar said: “We will answer this if such a thing happens.” Though the BJP has no direct stakes in the state, it hopes the present situation will be a setback for the DMK-Congress alliance, thereby reducing the UPA’s tally.

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said: “…The UPA government has dissipated our clout with the Lankan Government. There was a time when that government listened to us before taking any decision.”