Published on - 1/25/2008
The scar over Gandhi's assassination still remained among Congressmen, he said and urged the Chief Minister to take steps to extradite LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, the prime accused in the case, against whom a non-bailable warrant was pending.
Stating that the LTTE had also killed several Tamils, Gnanasekaran wondered how some parties and organisations in the State were openly supporting the outfit.
The Government should ban such organisations and completely curb their activities, he urged.
Earlier, P K Sekarbabu (AIADMK) said the law and order situation had deteriorated and a â€œbomb cultureâ€ had grown in the State during the last two years.
Citing the attack on TNCC President M Krishnaswamy in October last,he said neither the opposition party leaders nor the leaders of DMK's allies had security in the State.
Participating in the debate, CPI floor leader V Sivapunniyam expressed concern over the reported supply of arms and defence equipment to the Sri Lankan Government by the Centre. Intervening, Congress whip S Peter Alphonse said India had certain responsibilities as a key SAARC nation. The Centre was only providing training to the Sri Lankan Forces and not supplying arms, he said.
He said the Centre had taken Karunanidhi into confidence on the Lankan issue and National Security Advisor M K Narayanan had been frequently apprising him about the steps taken by the Centre in this regard. PTI