Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M.Karunanidhi has lost his marbles and therefore gets a new name – Loose Paiya (crackpot).
The decrepit dinosaur told Indian TV channel NDTV that Velupillai Prabhakaran (the notorious LTTE terrorist) is not a terrorist and is his good friend.
No, we’re not making this one up, folks. This is what the Loose Paiya said in the interview:
Prabhakaran is my good friend. I am not a terrorist.
Later on in the same interview, when prodded again whether he viewed Prabhakaran as a terrorist, this is whatÂ Loose Paiya Karunanidhi had to say:
Naan appadi paarkkalai. Prabhakaran group-ille ullavargal terrorists irkalam, adhu Prabhakaran kutram illa
(I don’t see it that way. Some people in Prabhakaran’s group may be terrorists but that’s not Prabhakaran’s fault)
Karunanidhi repeatedly said he would be saddened if Prabhakaran were to die in the current fight-to-the-finish conflict raging between the LTTE and Sri Lanka armed forces.
Even assuming that Karunanidhi’s comments are a calculated move in the context of the current elections, the remarks are beyond nonsenseÂ and disgraceful that the leader of a large Indian state with 66 million people should speak in such effusive and ‘friendly’ terms about the assassins of the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Even more disgusting is that the Congress party (led by Rajiv’s widow Sonia Gandhi and their son Rahul Gandhi) is in bed with the DMK.
Whoever said Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows certainly had it right.
You can watch the Loose Paiya’s interview here.