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Congress seeks action against LTTE supporters

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: It is the responsibility of the State government to take strong action against supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and advocates of ‘Thani Tamizhnadu’ (exclusive Tamil nation), Congress Legislature Party leader D. Sudarssanam said on Wednesday.

Demanding that the advocates of ‘Thani Tamizhnadu’ be booked under the National Security Act, Mr. Sudarssanam told reporters that he was confident that Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi would act accordingly.

[At a meeting in the city on Tuesday, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam presidium chairman M. Kannappan warned the Centre not to force Tamils in the State to launch a struggle for a Tamil nation].

The Congress leader was talking to reporters after meeting some of the party legislators at his office at the Secretariat. Shortly, the CLP would meet and discuss the political situation in the State, he said.

Mr. Sudarssanam said the Congress sympathised with the plight of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

As a sequel to the appeal of the State government and different political parties in the State, the Centre was making efforts to send relief material to them.

He pointed out that the LTTE was a banned organisation not only in India but also in many other countries. Any support expressed in favour of the LTTE was simply not acceptable, he added.

“Please wait and see,” was Mr. Sudarssanam’s reply when asked whether his party would take part in the human chain programme scheduled for Friday.

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