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CM fast turned out to be damp squib: Jayalalithaa

india Updated: May 03, 2009 22:04 IST

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AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa today described as a drama the fast by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on the Sri Lankan issue on April 27 and said it was a damp squib, as Tamils were killed even on that day in the island nation, where a ceasefire was yet to come about.

The chief minister and Home Minister P Chidambaram had 'deceived' the people by claiming that their efforts had brought about a ceasefire in Sri Lanka, she told an election meeting.

Jayalalithaa said the five year Congress led UPA alliance, of which DMK is a part, had only resulted in terrible losses to small investors, hike in fuel prices, increase in terrorism and 'surrender' to the US. On the nuclear deal and a dramatic increase in farmers' suicides.

The DMK-Congress alliance was full of contradictions on various policy issues, she said, adding that the DMK rule in Tamil Nadu was ne of 'misrule', with the worst ever law and order situation, rice smuggling, steep hike in prices of essential commodities and industrial recession.