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“BJP does not respect the Tamilans,” says Chidambaram | India News

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PUDHUKOTTAI: Congressman Rajya Sabha P Chidambaram on Wednesday during a public meeting in Pudhukottai district said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not respect Tamils ​​and is trying to impose Hindi in Tamil Nadu.
“This BJP government does not respect the Tamils, so they are imposing the Hindi language in the state of Tamil Nadu,” he said.
He further said that in Sri Lanka, tens of thousands have been imprisoned and human rights violated.
“The world gives a voice against Sri Lanka. UN Human Rights said they would punish those involved in instigating human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. 22 countries voted against Sri Lanka. But India ignored this,” he added.
The Congress leader mentioned that, in 1998, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sided with the BJP, but the alliance did not last. “Today, they have re-formed an alliance with the BJP in the absence of Jayalalithaa. AIADMK should break the alliance with the BJP if AIADMK has any dignity,” Chidambaram said.
He further said that AIADMK has been in power for 10 years and that the late former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of Rs 100 million. “I don’t know if Edappadi K Palaniswami was a minister when Jayalalithaa was there,” he added.
Meanwhile, India on Tuesday, along with 13 other countries, abstained from voting at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the Sri Lanka resolution. The resolution was adopted by the council when 22 countries out of 47 voted in its favor.
The resolution came after OHCHR published a damning report on serious rights violations in Sri Lanka in early January. China and Pakistan voted against the resolution. Although India abstained from voting on it, it nevertheless reiterated its position in a statement made by First Secretary Pawan Badhe on the council.
He said that “India’s approach to the human rights issue in Sri Lanka is guided by two fundamental considerations: supporting Sri Lankan Tamils ​​for equality, justice, dignity and peace, and ensuring of the unity, stability and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. Lanka “.
“We have always believed that these two goals are mutually supportive and that Sri Lanka’s progress is best ensured if both goals are addressed simultaneously,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will take place in a single phase on April 6 and the vote count will take place on May 2.
Elections will be held for 234 seats in the state, with the Congress-DMK and BJP-AIADMK alliance being the main competing groups. (AND ME)

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