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Writing letters to Centre will not yield result: Jaya

india Updated: Jul 10, 2010 13:01 IST

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Saturday said writing letters to the Centre on attacks on Indian fishermen, allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy, will not yield any result and asked the DMK to withdraw support to the UPA on this issue.

After a fisherman from the state was killed allegedly by Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday, seeking his immediate intervention to put an end to such incidents.

"Attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy is still continuing. In this regard, he (Karunanidhi) keeps on writing letters (to the Centre). This will not yield any result. This shows that he does not have any regard for them (fishermen)," Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

The fisherman, Chellappan (53), died of serious injuries after he along with three others were "tortured" allegedly by Lankan navalmen off Kodiakarai coast in Nagapattinam district on Wednesday night.

"If he (Karunanidhi) has real consideration for them (fishermen), he should immediately withdraw support to the UPA government at the Centre and also ask his ministers to resign from their posts," she said. DMK is a UPA constituent.

She also said the fishermen's livelihood had been affected due to these kind of attacks.