Karunanithi is one of the most hated TN politicians in Sri Lanka both by Tamils and Sinhalese. Almost every citizen in Sri Lanka knows that Karunanithi is such a drama queen who hides behind Sonia Gandhi.
When the Eelam war was on the last phase, Mr. Karunanithi staged one of the most sentimental drama in Chennai. Who went on a hunger strike and told that he will not stop it until SLGov stop the offensive on Tamil people in Wanni. But his hunger strike was over within 2 hours and he released a press release saying “I’ve made SL government to stop the offensive attack on innocent Tamils”.
How long can someone cheat on innocent people? In the very next election (2011) he learned his lession and defeated by his sworn enemy Jeyalalitha. Who once dragged him out his house in middle of the night and made him a prisoner.
Then and there Mr. Karuna brings out the Eelam issue to feast on votes of Tamil Nadu and most of the people in TN now knows about this guy and his family politics. Most recent TESO is one of the bullshit around his marketing campaign with the support of Sonia Gandhi and Central government. Remember he is still in the alliance of Congress led by Sonia.
But guys, you really think Karunanithi working hard for a separate state in Sri Lanka for Tamils? BULLSHIT!!
When the war was on the peak, he is the one taking care and controlling Tamil Nadu and the turmoil in the state. He was working closely with central government and Sonia Gandhi to control the situation in TN while SL carried out the offensive in frontlines, and he had his own reasons to hate LTTE.
It was so obvious Indian government was helping out SL Gov along with other countries such as China etc. In my humble opinion, without Karuna’s help Indian government would have had nightmare controlling the Tamil Nadu state during the latter part of war. His lies and dramas kept state silent and when they (people of Tamil Nadu) woke up from the drama, it was too late as the war in SL was over.
One of the main reasons for him to loose elections in Tamil Nadu was the Eelam sentiments prevailed in Tamil Nadu (2G scam is another notable incident for his defeat). Jeyalalitha utilized it well and made her way into the state government as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Now all she has to do is shout time to time, send letters to Manmohan time to time and release some press releases and show TN that she cares and cries for Tamils in Lanka.
None of the politicians in Tamil Nadu really bothered about the Tamil in Sri Lanka. Except MGR who directly got involved and started to give enormous pressure to Indian government back in 80s. Every politicians there have their own reasons and them shamelessly feasting on Eelam sentiment.
In future if anyone comes to you and tell you that, “Karunanithi is working for an Eelam in Sri Lanka”, you tell him to bugger off. We all know Karunanithi is broke and he is using his last weapon Eelam there.
Tamil Nadu won’t be able to do anything in Sri Lanka as central government controls foreign affairs and military. Also central government has the power to dissolve the state government if things go ugly and out of control.
Just understand the cheap politics there and let’s not fall for the crap of Karunanithi and Jeyalalitha. Let them stage their drama there, while we work for reconciliation and betterment of our people in our country.