Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has called on former LTTE Leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP to explain facts related to the war.
The Indian media has stated that Karunanidhi referring to the remarks of KP on the role some politicians from Tamil Nadu in the efforts to arrive at a ceasefire in Sri Lanka’s war against the LTTE said he needed to explain details.
The Hindu has reported that Karunanidhi had pointed out that KP had contended that MDMK leader Vaiko had stood in the way of a ceasefire.
Quoting KP, Karunanidhi has also said that Vaiko had influenced a change in the decision of the LTTE leadership to enter into a ceasefire because if a peace process began, then the DMK and Congress would get credit for such a development.
Meanwhile, CPI (M) MLA K. Mahendran had contested the part in which KP had stated that it was Mahendran who conveyed to Vaiko that the LTTE wanted to enter into a dialogue with the Sri Lankan government.
It is up to KP to clarify this, Karunanidhi has said.