19 September, 2020

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Apprehensions Of Indian Elections

By Kumar David

Prof Kumar David

Prof Kumar David

The consensus here, as in India, is that Congress will be defeated in the general elections due in about April next year, that the BJP will win, and that Nardendra Modi will be prime minister. The last named is a dreaded prospect because of his reputation as a Hindu extremist and the Chief Minister who preferred not to stop the slaughter of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat. There are several in Lanka who are apprehensive of the possibility of a BJP-Modi Administration; Sinhalese and the Rajapakse Government, Tamils and the TNA, and of course Muslims. Interestingly it seems to me it is the local Muslims, unlike their Indian counterparts perhaps, who are least upset.

State elections, especially the outcome in Delhi and Rajasthan, feature the writing on the wall in big bold letters. For India, the consequences will be more far reaching than just the defeat of Congress and the end of Manhohan Singh’s career; it may terminate the Sonia monarchy and see Rahul’s futile foray into politics drowned in misery. I will say no more of the view from across the Palk Strait; Indian readers will have better judgements.

The Rajapakse Government is hopeful, wrongly in my judgement, that replacement of Congress by the BJP and Singh by Modi will ease pressure on Colombo. This is imprudent Sinhalese mass perception; those on the inside of government, especially Foreign Minister and President, know that Delhi under Congress was a reliable friend during the war without whose discreet but vital assistance the LTTE would have been more difficult to sink. Sink! No, I am referring to more than armament shipments, but also to logistics and diplomatic support. Colombo’s hope may be that in the period ahead, Delhi under Modi will not join in tightening the international noose around Colombo’s neck in the human rights scene. The opposite may be the case if Jayalalitha sits in a BJP-lead cabinet; even otherwise it is unlikely that investment hungry, market besotted Modi will defy the West for the sake of . . . for the sake of what? Hence the Lankan regime’s uncertainty and apprehension is understandable and for sure it is shifting its bets around with much agitation.

The Tamils and the TNA are no doubt also shifting their bets in confusion. If the BJP wins, their hopes are pinned on Jayalalitha and her AIADMK. She may have a cabinet seat, perhaps one that can influence policy orientation to Lanka. Even otherwise, if the BJP fails to secure an absolute majority, the AIADMK may be an indispensable partner in a coalition. Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran should kick himself for his stupidity shooting his mouth off in September criticising Jayalalitha and Tamil Nadu for “sticking their fingers into Lankan Tamil concerns”. The TNA should give him a dressing down and arrange classes to explain that politics, unlike a judicial posting, is multifaceted and complex. Don’t get me wrong, I wish Vigneswaran and his Administration the best, but early blunders must be firmly nipped in the bud.

Still the question remains, Jayalalitha, AIADMK and Tamil Nadu notwithstanding; will a BJP-Mody Administration play a different tune at future UNHRC meetings, and in respect of human rights issues involving the Rajapakse regime? I have expressed my view that this will not be the case, but let us look at the other side of the coin. Two factors will be important; the China card and how long lived and stable the Rajapakse regime is judged to be. The BJP is likely to judge that Congress has screwed up India’s strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and this is a golden opportunity wipe the slate clean and bum the Rajapakses for strategic gains. This is possible though the New Delhi mandarins and Indian intelligence agencies are likely to advice caution. There is also the new strategic relationship with the US which is the actual guarantor of Indian national security in the Indian Ocean.

Any Delhi government, Congress or BJP, will judge the Rajapakse regime as stable and unlikely to suffer a major challenge within two or three years. It is also likely to reckon that Rajapakse will secure a third presidential term. Therefore, sustaining good relations with Colombo will be considered desirable. If one grants the assessment, then who can fault the motive? (This piece is not the place to interject my opinion of regime stability).

Understandably, the instinctive Muslim view of the BJP and Moody are that they are incarnations of the first and second cousins of Satan. It cannot be much different after the 2002 Gujarat massacre and the 2005 demolition of Babri Masjid.  For the record it is fair to add that a judicial commission headed by G.T. Nanavati, a former chief justice of the Indian Supreme Court, concluded that there was no evidence to implicate Modi or his administration in the riots. The record in respect of the demolition of the mosque is different. A 2009 report, authored by Justice M S Liberhan, blamed 68 people, mostly leaders of the BJP, for the demolition of the mosque. This apart, the links between the BJP and the RHS and the Shiv Sena, and the blood curdling utterances of the latter are known to Lankan Muslims.

Muslims like everyone else in Lanka, know that the impending, or expected, fall of Congress is for two reasons; monumental corruption including allegations against members of the Gandhi family, and a troubled economy in the last two years. The corruption scandals are so reminiscent of corruption all the way to the top in Lanka that even Lankan Muslims, who may be fearful of a return of a BJP government in India, are unsympathetic to the Indian Congress Party. Regarding economic policy, leaders of Lankan Muslims are businessmen; the top and middle of the community is well to do – jealousy is the main reason for Sinhala Buddhist hostility to the community. Hence, Muslim opinion makers are at home with Modi’s pro-capitalist, pro-investor and market friendly stance. Nor do they anticipate a hindutva anti-Muslim backlash in the short-term. I do not know to what extent this mirrors Muslim ambivalence in India, but I think Muslims in Lanka are not unduly perturbed by the possibility of a BJP-Modi victory, but my impression could well be incomplete.

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    Doesn’t Dr Kumar like our Vellala CM?..Poor CM is begging Cameron and Harper in his first Budget to send him Money and the gear to help make the ex Captives as rich as his fellow Vellalas in Wellawatta…… Shouldn’t these Thinks Tanks give him a break…..Just imagine how he must be feeling to be the first ever Tamil Leader to rule his Northern brethren , but has no money……. And the PM of the Diaspora with all the Moolay, didn’t have any discussions sending anything to the CM,…… All they want from Santas Cameron and Harper is to help drag the Lankan President to the Hague to meet Ms Pillai….. And Dr Kumar reckons Rajapksa is odds on to get a 3rd Term.

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      Rajapassa and his military businesses have being destroying Hindu places of worship in the north and east and plantation Tamil areas… Let us see what Modi has to say to this!
      Rajapakse and his Military occupation of traditionally HINDU HOMELANDS in Sri Lanka’s north east, where the elephant GOD GANESH TRADITIONALLY holds sway will not pass unnoticed by BJP. Attack HINDU shrines and GANADVIYO in Lanka and Tamil folk on BJP watch in Delhi and see what you get from the Hindutva crowd – far worse that silly old Manmohan and Congress could dream of.. And Modi is known to be ruthless..

      A Congress defeat and MODI victory will be the WORST thing that happened to Mahinda Rajapassa – short of a war crimes trial..

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        Kalupahana,…… A Tamil Diaspora terrorist hiding behind a Sinhala Buddhist name should know Modi is a practical man as good as (perhaps less than MR) , & a real Indian unlike Italian housewife Sonia running ever loosing Congress party in India ,perhaps this may be the last time ever, would do what is right for India , by making friend in Sinhala Lanka , the immediate neighbor & wouldn’t do any damn resolutions / or support, against Lanka at UN which has become a tool of US mass murderers’ State Dept.

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      “..jealousy is the main reason for Sinhala Buddhist hostility to the community..???” What a Joker is Kumar David ?? Then tell us about Tamils hostility , killing ay Kaththankudy mosque ?? chasing away 80,000 muslims from Jaffna ?? Those were okay ?? because done by mass murderer (sorry.. your God) VP ?? If David knows Muslims pathetic life in India , would say Lanka is Heaven for Muslims.

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    I hope Modi wins because I would love to see the Nehru-Gandi dynasty dethroned. Dynasties are bane of South Asia, especially the wicked and callous Nehru-Gandi dynasty.

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    If Modi wins Muslims in India and SL are finished!

    It is as simple as that. Modi is Satan for Muslims. Please read about the 2002 riots that made him popular among Hindus. He was directly involved in those riots.

    Another Babri Masjid like incidents will happen around India and SL.

    BJP’s local arm BBS will also go on rampage against Muslims.

    Modi has vowed on many occasions to “wipe out” Arabic “dirt” from “Hindustan”. That is his rallying call, not anti-corruption. Listen to his promotional songs. They are all about Hindu extremism and anti-Muslim sentiments.

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      Hope he wipes you out too.

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        Hope he wipes out Tamils too!! :)

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          No you dirt he will only wipe out Muslim clot like you as he has done in the past. The Tamils are hindus remember.

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      Fathima Fukushima:
      First, when are you going to replace the missing C in your last name?
      You are certainly licking your lips in anticipation of a religious bloodbath in India, are you not?! Followed by one in Sri Lanka to really look after your bloodlust! What a …… you are.

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      Your Muslim [Edited out] knows no bounds.

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        You Tamils’ hatred know no bounds.

        Lets see your amma Jayalalitha Pulan Devi can be PM or not.

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          The hatred here is all from you. You are still a Muslim rear end kisser. By the way, atleast Tamils retain their mother tongue unlike you who adopted the language of Barbarian conquerors.

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      “ISLAM” And what NaMo follows not the Jewish/Islamic axis of evil.Shivaji’s contemporary, the poet Kavi Bhushan stated: Had not there been Shivaji, Kashi would have lost its culture, Mathura would have been turned into a mosque and all would have been circumcised”.[58]Shivaji allowed his subjects freedom of religion and opposed forced conversion.[7][page needed] Shivaji also promulgated other enlightened values, prohibiting slavery in his kingdom,[citation needed] and applying a humane and liberal policy to the women of his state.[57] Kafi Khan, the Mughal historian and Francois Bernier, a French traveller, spoke highly of his religious policy. He also brought converts like Netaji Palkar and Bajaji back into Hinduism.Congress leader Deogirikar noted that Nehru had admitted he was wrong regarding Shivaji, and now endorsed Shivaji as great nationalist.[69]
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      Martawada Empire and Shiv Senna.
      Though many of Shivaji’s enemy states were Muslim, he treated Muslims under his rule with tolerance for their religion. Shivaji’s sentiments of inclusivity and tolerance of other religions can be seen in an admonishing letter to Aurangzeb, in which he wrote:

      Verily, Islam and Hinduism are terms of contrast. They are used by the true Divine Painter for blending the colours and filling in the outlines. If it is a mosque, the call to prayer is chanted in remembrance of Him. If it is a temple, the bells are rung in yearning for Him alone.[57]
      Reconquest:
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      NaMo is a follower of Bengali Aristocrat Swami Vivekananda.
      Nineteenth century Hindu revivalist Swami Vivekanada considered Shivaji a hero and paid glowing tributes to his wisdom.[77] When Indian Nationalist leader, Lokmanya Tilak organised a festival to mark the birthday celebrations of Shivaji, Vivekananda agreed to preside over the festival in Bengal in 1901.[78] He wrote about Shivaji :[77]

      “Shivaji is one of the greatest national saviours who emancipated our society and our Hindu dharma when they were faced with the threat of total destruction. He was a peerless hero, a pious and God-fearing king and verily a manifestation of all the virtues of a born leader of men described in our ancient scriptures. He also embodied the deathless spirit of our land and stood as the light of hope for our future.

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        Foo foo Hijab Baaa baaa!!
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        Mossad says Gujarat gave refuge to the Iranian parses and also took Islam to Indonesia, Islams most populace state on earth with out the sword or speaking from a pigs butt hole.

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          Bloody racist Tamil remember what Chingalams did to you in 2009?

          When Muslims turn on you Tamils I bet it will be much worse than the modayas.

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            Majority of Muslims are of Tamil stock, which is why they speak Tamil.

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            “|”Bloody racist Tamil”|”(@_@)(@_@)
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            Foofoo,Why worry when Mossad is your only lover.
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            There is no Allha therefore the mummies are in tombs,
            Even today we can only conjecture how they would have
            achieved lifting those over 3 tonne stones to such heights.
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            Iyengar Jayalalitha, did not listen to the anti-Brahimin Lankans or their cohorts. She sent her emissary, the man known for the largest Mela in the world surpassing crusaders, Islam,Catholic,.Brahman, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker,painted the true picture of Vanni and the future of its people under,fascist, sinhala buddhist and toppi peretu muzzies.NaMo will hear that voice too and all others will be in the wilderness sharing the spoils.
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            Welcome to our world of forbearance 。◕‿◕。 。◕‿◕。
            Hanuman Ki jai

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            Hi Fukushima

            The Tamils will join hands with of international anti Islamic forces including the BBS to wipe out you Muslim [Edited out] so far we didn’t do that as you [Edited out] although are anti/ Tamil we tolerated you because you also speak Tamil ans had the maternal connection to us Tamils. But by the way you behave it is better we support the BBS after all the Buddhist are co- religionists.

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      Fuku shima – go get your enema done your brains are blocked

      Your stupid theory are good for max silva’s and such modayas’a always living in the past .. curse the portugues for bringing you morons from South India to this island paradise

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      Sri Lanka has no worries on this score since Mahinda Rajapaksa is a devout Hindu.

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    I think Indian Muslims are more comfortable with Congress than BJP. However Modi has of recent past Modi has struck a more balanced stance although there is no doubt that he is still inclined towards Hindutva.
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    “Although many Muslims in Gujarat do not speak openly for fear of reprisals, Business Today spoke to about 10 Muslim businessmen in various sectors who said Modi’s governance and ability to take decisions made him stand out amongst all chief ministers. “Law and order is under control, people move freely, I no longer have to pay hafta to anyone. Things related to government have become simpler and transparent. I can freely concentrate on my business,” says Hussain. “I may not love Modi, but I will vote for him.

    Economists are split on the economic model adopted by Modi. Some say it has reduced poverty levels in the state of about 60 million and the nine per cent Muslims are among the beneficiaries of the boom.

    To be sure, growth in Gujarat has outpaced the national economy in recent years. The state’s economy grew about 10 per cent a year between 2002 and 2013 while the country’s economic expansion slipped from near double-digits to five per cent levels during this period.

    But critics say some states such as Tamil Nadu have grown at an even faster pace. Moreover, the fruits of economic development have not touched the poor and disadvantaged in Gujarat, which lags other states on social indicators such as health and education.”

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/narendra-modi-gujarat-riots-muslims-2014-lok-sabha-polls/1/330784.html
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    As far as Sri Lankan Muslims are concerned we are affected by the extremist elements in the regime and not concerned about Modi. Modi and TN will surely give these facist a run for their money unlike the underhand game played by the Congress.

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    The widely expected BJP/Modi win in Delhi in April will bring the Rajapakses a mixed bag – all because of lack of foresight in their relations with both. In my view JJ will not join a Modi Cabinet. The ambitions of this top-heavy woman are perched far higher. Depending on the numbers in the final polls, she will ask anything up to 3 plum Ministries – minimum. She will continue to ask Modi to make matters rough for the Rajapakses – in retaliation to the personal barbs directed against her by MR’s cohorts. The good news is
    that renegade wheeler-dealer Subramaniam Swamy – is working hell for leather to get into Modi’s and BJP’s good books. But Jayalalitha will block Dr. SS getting warm with Modi. If DR. SS produces sufficient clout with Modi, after getting what he wants as quid pro quo, he might ask Modi to treat Rajapakse lightly. This also depends on the team
    Modi eventually choses in his Cabinet. Modi will lean heavily on the USA to help him inject life into the struggling Indian economy – and this will be at some cost. Rajapakse cannot hope for much joy here
    as the Rajapakses have little sympathy in Washington. The Rajapakses have foolishly allowed themselves to be seen as an over enthusiastic and debt-ridden Peking satrap.

    The writer reads too much into Modi’s anti-Muslim reputation. This has vastly changed and improved since the Gujarat riot days. He has many
    Muslims in his regional team and may have more than a single high-profile Muslim in the Cabinet. From the Lankan side, Rajapakse may try to use the limited influence of Milinda Moragoda with Modi.

    I agree with Kumar David Wigneswaren flawed unnecessarily and could have incurred JJ’s displeasure when he spoke far too soon. The NPC/CM must soon learn Indian politics is a strange game and is not guided by ethics and morality alone. A little mix of Machiavelli comes in pretty handy now and then.

    R. Varathan

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    Fathima Fukushima, you have shown your colors today, you can’t hide anymore: Saudi Arabia is the place to be.

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    A very good analysis by Kumar under the circumstances given the fluid state of affairs in this regard. The word: “Apprehension” in the caption is quite apt is very apt. Besides his other faults, for want of another suitable leader Modi,whose anti Muslim record which hangs over his head like the proverbial sword appears to be the only choice for the BJP leadership. His heinous crimes against the Muslims in 2002 cannot be forgiven. However the overwhelming majority of the people of India have now realized that a change is necessary. The BJP government under Vajpayee was relatively less corrupt. It is now time that the Nehru –Gandhi dynasty is thrown out for ever. Sonia Gandhi is one of the richest women in the world. She is building another financial empire for her dynasty in Turin by also transferring the ancient treasures and antiques from India. Her crimes and that of the ministers of the Congress party with their huge accounts in the Swiss Bank should brought under scrutiny by the new government. Bensen

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    For Modi to be in power he has to have the support of TN – at least 35 seats… with this kind of power TN will have a very strong voice in Central govt… very much more than they do now with Congress govt, yet TN stopped the current PM from attending MARA’s cornation as head of CW … Therefore, Fuku shima you do not have the basic knowledge to understand anything .. you and rest of your kind Max Silva, stupid ella Kola can only spew forth shit.. not a single credible argument!

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    Also TN vote is made up of Hindus, Muslims and christians – in fact in whole of India there is 13% muslim which cannot be ignored that is 13 % of 1.1 billion people which is aprox 150,000,000 people .. population of SL 20,000,000 Stupid Fuku shima

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    “|”The last named is a dreaded prospect because of his reputation as a Hindu extremist and the Chief Minister who preferred not to stop the slaughter of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat.”|”
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    So you work for the Jewish controlled world press to toe the Jewish/Islamic axis of evil press. February 2002 Muslims had set fire to a train carriage, killing 58 Hindu pilgrims inside. More than 2,000 Muslims were murdered, and tens of thousands rendered homeless in response. How about the partition and 1.5 million unarmed Hindus slaughtered. Who organised the partition but the crusaders like you. All Hindu temples of the north ruled by Mongols/Mughal were demolished and with the same stone mosques were built- Crusaders like the 500 years of European.
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    “|”Two factors will be important; the China card and how long lived and stable the Rajapakse regime is judged to be. The BJP is likely to judge that Congress has screwed up India’s strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and this is a golden opportunity wipe the slate clean and bum the Rajapakses for strategic gains.”|”
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    There is no China card both Singh and Xi created a legacy signing 10 agreements inclusive of border issues and silk route. Congress screwed up? “NO” It’s the anti- Brahmin by Sri Lankan Tamils especially LTTE, Tamil Net, that will be the cause of Lanka in limbo state and Rajaporkistan riding high like VP backing him first time. Brahmin has always ruled at centre and they are the defenders of their security.
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    If NaMo gets a landslide victory then neither UK/US or TN will dictate to him and he would have enough trade and friendship with Xi a man who has suffered much under Mouse tse tung. Obama & Kerry appointed Gujarati Nisha over senior Atul Keshap for bumming of course & for the first time, five out of the six regional assistant secretaries of state are women.

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    The Indian Christian minority has far more to fear than the Muslims if Modi (where have I heard that word before) comes to power. The Muslims who were told in no uncertain terms that thay were unfit to live among the Northern Tamils, will find that a similar fate awaits them in India. We could well witness a torrent of Muslims headed for Bangali and Urdu speaking lands, cheared on by some of our Northern bretheren.

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    Prof Kumar,

    This whole article was conveniently written on the pretext that BJP is an absolute anti-minority party. Not completely true, for an outsider who rely on Indian media ( Which are biased against Modi since they are all mostly controlled by evangelists),

    1) You write, “the 2005 demolition of Babri Masjid.” Babri Masjid demolition happened in 1992 dec, 6( If I trust my memory), may be typo error?
    2) After 2002 Gujarat riots, not a single riots happend in Gujarat, and moreover people have overwhelmingly elected Modi insipte factionalism from Kesubhai patel , who split and waged war against Modi, in many constituencies, dominated by muslims population, BJP had won those in previous two elections. This is just polictical gimmicks of Congress to thrive on polarised politics. Even national muslim leaders condemned the Congress of doing “divide and rule” between communities, that reflected in Congress fall in New delhi , one of the many resons to say.
    3) Let us come to Indo-Lanka balance and relations assuming Mr. Modi becomes PM.
    One, shooting Indian fishermen at indian borders by SL navy was viewed very seriously by BJP along the lines of AIADMK and CPI. TN state leadership of BJP is fully aware of the intrusions by SL navy on nagapattinam coastal areas and their atrocities. This had been already conveyed to BJP leadership. If you recall in 2002, Vajpayee admonished then GoSL, when fishermen were shot by SL navy.
    Two, BJP is completely aware of the ongoing slaught on Hindhu temples ( In fact I myself sent multiple article evidences collected to State unit) and the attitude of GoSL, which is far more irritating to them than anything else.
    If GoSL under Rajapakse thinks attacking Muslim minorities in Srilanka will lead to closer relationship to Indian central, i would call it simply as an “asinine thoughts”.

    As you highlighted BJP is the kind of party which thinks its national interest and will not allow any threaten from outside, even when US threatened economic sanctions in 1998, it went on with the nuclear arsenal tests.So lanka is silly before it if it threatens anything with china card. Plus, ever improving Indo-US relationship, and recent change in China attitude with India, bilateral strengthening of Indo-Japan relationship, long rentention of Russian relationship will make India the focal point of east-west relationship. And Laka is a little lilly to play any card here.

    Finally dont discount us, let it be BJP or Congress we are here 29 miles away, will not rest.

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      Dear Manisekaran ,

      as an Indian National what do you expect to see for the Rajapakse brothers in the end ? is it restorative justice or punitive justice ?

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        Any question? Punitive justice

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          could you elaborate a little bit more ? is it through the UN , if so how ? how far India (TN) going to extend their support ?

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    I do not agree with the writer that Vignesweran shot his mouth off asking Jayalalitha to lay off Sri Lanka. He took a principled stand instead of acting on political compulsions as most politicians do. It is the unprincipled political behaviour we always condemn, but then why do we find fault with it when a politician acts on his principles? Just because for some the action is not politically expedient why condemn a good action? My advice to Vignesweran is to stick to his principles. The right thinking Tamil people will back him. It is the racists in the TNA that must change. Have we forgotten that we are still striving for reconciliation between Sinhala and Tamil people? Tell the rabid politicians on both sides to go to hell.

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      ————-“I do not agree with the writer that Vignesweran shot his mouth off asking Jayalalitha to lay off Sri Lanka. He took a principled stand instead of acting on political compulsions as most politicians do.”————————
      Prof Kumar D was dead right , CM Vignesweran was just trying to please the local ultra nationalist elements ( Modawansa ,BBS,JHU, this sena and that balaka et al )by shooting his mouth off ,if any consesions were to come for the Tamil people , it must have the continuous international pressure , who else will come to their immediate rescue other than their blood relatives of TN , yes indeed it was a monumental blunder from CM Vignesweran and no doubt he will regret.

      TN CM Jayalaitha is a charismatic leader , she hated LTTE & refused to acknowledge their way of dealing the burning issues and the same time she hates siblings and will do every thing possible to send them packing to Hague.

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        srilal, I cannot agree. Vignesweran was speaking for Sri Lanka and not to please ultra nationalist elements from whom he had nothing to gain, least of all electoral votes, at the NPC elections. He was making a statement that Tamilnadu has no say in Sri Lanka. That is a principled stand that I appreciate.

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          Wickramasiri ,

          if you can recall Modawansa’s and Mr Gnasara’s (BBS) viscous attack on Vignesweran , you will not say this , once Mr Gnasara extended his threat of expelling Mr Vignesweran from Colombo to jafna .

          PS: if i get a hold of this Audio clip , i ll post it here.

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            srilal,Let us not imagine motives. Are we to accept that Vignesweran made the statement out of fear in order to safeguard himself? I do not think so. He did so as a Sri Lankan. If he wanted to he too could have appealed to Jayalalitha or remained silent, which is what Kumar David wants. By making a clear statement he is not only saying that he is Sri Lankan first, but he is also telling Rajapaksa to trust the Tamils. Besides, he is declaring his position to the Tamil people ( and those opposed to him in the TNA ) without fear and with the hope that they will rally behind him. That takes courage. I salute him for his statement.

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              By himself he is no apple corps and does not want to end
              up like Lakshman Kadirgama the Sinhala Buddhist cannon fodder.

              Cameron is a die-hard friend of the Banner as much as
              future leader Boris) the journalist. Therefore the British
              PM visited the press at Jaffna.

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    Hindus and Christians in Tamil Nadu will favour Jayalalitha.
    Like to see where Dr. SS stand in this equation with Hindus.

    Modi will not be interested in such gibberrish & imaginations that appear here.
    What Modi will be looking for is a clear victory and to be dealt with a powerful hand.
    He is by far and large the the best prospect India has. He will turn around India and will maintain very good relationaship with his neighbours. He will not permit any outside power to meddle in Indian affairs or any Indian powers to meddle with the neighbours.

    He is a good and a tactical adminsitrator.
    Therefore, the Indian voter need to focus on Modi. As of now, too many people are dictating to the centre.

    India needs to come out strong and built into one strong entity where the Centre will dictate to the States and not the other way around.
    Otherwise, India will be in a mess with too many cooks and drag the world as a whole into a greater mess.

    Modi is practical and he can put things right.

    In

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    Vigneswaran is a MR [Edited out].

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    Sri Lankan inhabitants’ greetings and wishes to the 4 Million Muslims in Tamil Nadu will be a safe and prosperous 2014 and beyond……

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    Correction to my earlier posting : the Tamils wil join hands with all the international anti Islamic forces had they wanted to ———

    You also speak Tamil and had maternal connection ———-/

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