Gajendrakumar explains why TNPF boycotts NPC elections
[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 August 2013, 02:50 GMT]
Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) leader Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam addressed a press meet in Jaffna on Tuesday, explaining why the TNPF totally boycotts the Northern Provincial Council elections held under the 13th Amendment of the unitary constitution of Sri Lanka. Rejecting rumours that the TNPF might support an independent group and a media report that the TNPF has shown green signal to the PC election, as misleading, Gajendrakumar said that the TNPF totally boycotts the election. We will not contest and under no circumstances we will support any independent group directly or indirectly, Gajendrakumar said, adding that let people decide with clarity what to do with the election.
The views expressed by Gajendrakumar at the press meet:
Ever since we came out of the TNA three and a half years ago, we have been firm on the position that unless there is a two-nation formula and approach to solutions, one could not save the Tamil nation in the island from genocide.
Some very important delegates coming from India had sternly told the TNA on 21st May 2009 that the TNA should accept the 13th Amendment as solution. Since then, step-by-step, the party that has Tamil nationalism in the name has started erasing Tamil Nation from Tamil polity.
They do it systematically. By making Tamils to willingly accept the 13th Amendment, the idea is to trap them and to confine all solutions within that.
The efforts to confine the Tamil polity within the 13th Amendment have now come to a climax.
We should not act in anyway to give recognition to the Provincial Council model, Gajendrakumar said.
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