The Tamil Nadu Congress on Monday said nobody, including the state government, had approached the Centre seeking to provide medical treatment to mother of slain LTTE leader V Prabhakaran.
"The parties which are making a hue and cry about the recent deportation of Prabhakaran's mother Parvathy were raising the issue to gain cheap political mileage...No organisation or even Tamil Nadu government had approached the Centre to provide treatment to her," TNCC president K V Thangkabalu told reporters in Coimbatore.
Had any request been made on humanitarian grounds, the Centre might have considered (it), he said.
81-year-old Parvathy who flew down to Chennai from Malaysia for treatment on April 16 was deported immediately as the Centre had not granted permission for her stay in India.
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had last week said the state government would write to the Centre on allowing her for medical treatment if she insist.