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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

IIPM Release :- Sleeping with enemy? That's politics!


Ethics demand that MDMK, the supporter of LTTE, be kept at a distance
The MDMK President Vaiko's love for LTTE is becoming an increasing cause of discomfort for the ruling UPA government at the Centre. Recently, during a chat show in a private TV channel, Vaiko set the cat among the pigeons, by stating that "the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi had misled the LTTE leadership, while brokering the Indo-Lankan peace accord in 1987."

It is a well-known fact that the MDMK is an ardent supporter of LTTE; the party and its leaders have oft en faced the wrath of the Indian political establishment for its love affair with the banned Tamil rebel organisation. Not long ago, Vaiko was behind bars for openly extending support to one of the deadliest terrorist organizations in the world. Yet, the primacy of election arithmetic in Tamil Nadu politics brings him back to the mainstream every now and then. This year, just before the assembly elections, Vaiko switched sides and decided to go with his arch rival AIADMK. However, this last ditch effort by Jayalalitha to cash in on the Tamil sentiments, failed to balance the anti-incumbency factor in the elections.

Another visible irony that proves why India continues to remain a soft target of terrorist organisations, all over the world, is the fact that Vaiko's MDMK is the supporter of UPA government at the Centre. And if the Congress' memory is too weak, then one needs to remind the party that MDMK is the same party that supports the assassins of its former leader.

In fact, no party seems to be exempted from this peculiar tendency of sleeping with the enemy to consolidate alleged vote banks. Mulayam Singh Yadav would have us believe that Islamic terrorism does not exist in India. It is ordinary Indians killed by terrorists who are the real victims.

Edit bureau: Kalyan Upadhyay

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IIPM Editorial, 2006

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