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OPPOSITION PARTY SENIOR LEADER SAYS HOW INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY GOVERNMENT FUNDED ARMED AND TRAINED LTTE

By Rangajeeva Rajakaruna

Venkiah Naidu

A senior leader of the opposition Bharathiya Janatha Party(BJP) charged the ruling Congress Party of India that it was during a Congress run government that Indian state agencies nurtured the vicious Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to destabilize Sri Lanka.

“The Congress government funded and supplied arms to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam till 1980’s” the former President of the opposition party Venkiah Naidu said in a statement covering all kinds of terrorist movements in and around the sub continent and with a description as to how the Congress Party is connected to them.

Congress Party led governments ran army training camps at different places in India to train the LTTE cadres and gave the rebel group funds and arms to fight the legitimate Sri Lanka government. The operations were conducted through India’s dreaded Research and Analysis Wing, which is being run as a department of the Prime Minister’s office. The R&AW spies continued the suicidal plan until the LTTE planned and killed the Congress leader the Late Rajiv Gandhi near Chennai India, courts and other records show.

Venkiah Naidu was attacking the Congress leadership for a statement criticising Opposition Leader L.K. Advani that he handled terrorism inefficiently during the National Democratic Alliance rule , a coalition inclusive of the BJP. He said Advani, a former deputy Prime Minister was a proven leader who never compromised with terrorism.

Naidu, charged Congress party for spreading terrorism in the country. He said, "It is Congress party, whose policies created Bhindarawale, Kashmir problem including brutal terrorism, ULFA, LTTE in south India and Sri Lanka and promoted organisations like SIMI." He also accused Congress of funding and supplying arms to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) till 1980s.
What infuriated Naidu is that the recent mutterings of Congress leader Veerappa Moily who said that "(L K) Advani remaining unaware of the then foreign minister escorting three dreaded terrorists to Kandahar in exchange for 161 passengers of the hijacked IC-814 plane only shows that he (Advani) did not enjoy trust of his colleagues."

Reacting to the contents in the autobiographical book of Advani, 'My Country, My Life' and subsequent interview of the BJP prime ministerial candidate with a private news channel, senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that "(L K) Advani remaining unaware of the then foreign minister escorting three dreaded terrorists to Kandahar in exchange for 161 passengers of the hijacked IC-814 plane only shows that he (Advani) did not enjoy trust of his coleagues."

Speaking at his residence in New Delhi, Naidu also criticised Congress for calling Advani's Holi visit to the residences of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "hypocrisy". He said, "This is Congress' way of perceiving things. For us they are political rivals and not enemies."

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