India’s ruling BJP says it ensured that the death penalty given to five fishermen in Sri Lanka was not carried out. BJP President Amit Shah also claimed that due to the steps taken by the Modi Government, the firing at Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy had stopped. Interestingly that’s all they had achieved since they came to power regarding the Sri Lankan Tamils.
The Sri Lankan government refused to implement the 13th amentmend to give some rights to the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, as agreed between the two countries. Modi government are unable to pressure the Sri Lankan government due to fear of Sri Lanka taking sides with China.
The Indian Congress government helped Sri Lankan forces kill more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 and they fear the Sri Lankan government will expose it to the public. If the killings are proved than the Tamil Nadu people will never vote Congress or BJP who are more Hindu based and treat the Tamils as untouchables.
Indian news agencies said that while speaking to reporters in Tiruchirapalli, around 340 km from Chennai, after chairing a party meeting today, Shah alleged that that the AIADMK, DMK as well as the Congress were corrupt parties.
According to him, the AIADMK and DMK had ruled Tamil Nadu alternatively for the past nearly 50 years and it was time for a change. The BJP leader said Tamil Nadu had not progressed because of corruption. He said that due to the non-cooperation of the state government, central Government schemes were not being implemented in Tamil Nadu