Dr Tamilsai said, “If the Congress was really sympathetic towards the Tamilians during the ethnic war, then it would have prevented the killings of innocent Tamilians.”
After Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on his family’s rule in India during a session in Singapore, he has stoked controversy again for his remarks on his father’s death. Rahul Gandhi who was in Singapore said that he has completely forgiven the killers of his father”.
Tamil Nadu’s BJP state president Tamilisai Sounderarajan, however, has slammed the Congress president for politicising the issue and saying, “That’s what happens when you mess with wrong people”. She also slammed him for saying that he has forgiven the killers of his father. Tamilisai said, “If the Congress was really sympathetic towards the Tamilians during the ethnic war, then it would have prevented the killings of innocent Tamilians at the hands of Sri Lankan government.”
We knew that my father was going to die. We knew that my grandmother was going to die. In politics, when you mess with the wrong forces, and if you stand for something, you will die. : Congress President Rahul Gandhi #RGInSingapore #IIMChat
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 10, 2018
She further said that if the Congress party had expressed it at that time, several Tamilians wouldn’t have been killed by the Sri Lankan government with the support of your Congress government. She asked Rahul Gandhi, whether he is trying to pardon or politicize the issue.
Suspecting the unexpected time of the sudden expression of feelings, Tamilisai even questioned Rahul Gandhi’s intentions calling it “surprising”. She asked, “These feelings, did not arise during the ethnic war, why are these unexpectedly conveyed now?” Calling it a farce of the Congress party, she said that if these had been conveyed then, lives of Tamilians could have been saved.
Rahul Gandhi in Singapore had told the audience that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi had completely forgiven his father’s killer. “We were quite upset and hurt, for many years but somehow we have forgiven them completely,” Rahul said.