Karunanidhi satisfied with Sri Lankan response to fast
Tamilnadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi expressed satisfaction the way Sri Lankan government responded to his fast seeking cease fire in the ongoing military action against LTTE terrorists. He also explained that this decision to go on fast was not an out of the blue one, but were under discussion for a couple of months.
Karunanidhi did fast for six hours under the watchful eyes of the media, on 26th April, 2009.
Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the response [from Sri Lanka] to the fast he undertook on Monday.
The epical part of the statement comes here
Articulating his party’s stand on Eelam, Mr. Karunanidhi said he had been advocating the concept of Tamil Eelam for over 50 years and since the days of S.J.V. Chelvanayakam, Sri Lankan Tamil leader.
He had even moved a resolution. The party founder C.N. Annadurai had spoken in support of it. Those who had used derogatory language against the idea in the past were now supporting it in view of the Lok Sabha election.