OPPOSITION PARTY SENIOR LEADER
SAYS HOW INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY GOVERNMENT FUNDED ARMED AND TRAINED
By Rangajeeva Rajakaruna
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 1980s 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 Indias dreaded Research and Analysis Wing,
which is being run as a department of the Prime Ministers 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."