Tamil Nadu Chief Minister should come out of the make-believe world
Posted on April 16th, 2012

Asada M Erpini.

A report by PTI on 16th April says, “Tamil Nadu Government on Monday denied reports that the state’s fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2″.

The story is one of the best riddles that the writer has come across for quite some time. He was under the impression that the governing party in Tamil Nadu was AIADMK, with the party President occupying the post of Chief Minister of the State. When the PTI report mentions that Tamil Nadu Government denied the reported attacks, what is the stand of the Chief Minister?

The Fisheries Minister, obviously of the same State government, says, as quoted in the news report, that the reports (of attacks) were not true. He continues that all the fishing boats returned and that they were not attacked.

The alleged recurrent attacks by the Sri Lanka navy on the Tamil Nadu fisherman is the trump card that the film actress-turned politician uses to get the Tamil Nadu voters agitated and to convince them that she is concerned about the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Making noise and writing letters to the Central government “”…” six letters during the past six months, according to her Fisheries Minister – highlighting the “ƒ”¹…”plight’ of the Tamils does not cost anything. On the contrary, doing something concrete to raise the living standards of the millions in Tamil Nadu, including the socially-deprived Dalits, would require proper planning and substantial investment.

Jayalalitha came to prominence in the 60’s through the Tamil, Hindi and Telegu celluloid fantasies churned out to help the poverty-stricken cinema goer to live in a make believe world for a few hours. From the film world to the world of politics was a cake walk for her, and following the demise of another celluloid hero, the crown was hers for the asking. Someone should tell the lady that, at least in matters pertaining to Sri Lanka – which in any case should not be her concern at all – she should stop spinning yarns.

One Response to “Tamil Nadu Chief Minister should come out of the make-believe world”

  1. AnuD Says:

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on image makeover spree – Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tamil-nadu-cm-j-jayalalithaa-photographs/1/184744.html

    May be, she suddenly became spiritual, as she is getting old.

    Because, another report says that she is image make over spree.

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