New details on Katchatheevu have unmasked DMK’s double standards totally: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday once again reacted to the Katchatheevu island issue and slammed DMK saying the new details emerging on the matter have “unmasked” the party’s double standards.
Taking to X, PM Modi cited a TOI report and targeted the Congress and DMK saying they are “family units” who prioritize their own family interests.
“Rhetoric aside, DMK has done NOTHING to safeguard Tamil Nadu’s interests.New details emerging on #Katchatheevu have UNMASKED the DMK’s double standards totally. Congress and DMK are family units. They only care that their own sons and daughters rise. They don’t care for anyone else. Their callousness on Katchatheevu has harmed the interests of our poor fishermen and fisherwomen in particular,” the PM wrote on social media platform.

The Prime Minister’s remarks come in the wake of growing scrutiny over the historic agreement between India and Sri Lanka, signed during the tenure of the Indira Gandhi government in 1974. PM Modi said that the surrender of the Katchatheevu island amounted to a betrayal of national interests, sparking outrage among the populace.

The TOI report cited by PM Modi sheds light on the parliamentary debates surrounding the agreement, revealing the DMK’s vocal opposition to the unilateral decision made by the then government. Despite objections raised by DMK MP Era Sezhiyan and others, it was revealed that the then chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, had given his general acceptance to the deal during a meeting with foreign officials.
Documents accessed through RTI by the chief of TN BJP, K Annamalai, provided further insights into the discussions held between Karunanidhi and foreign officials, indicating his awareness and acquiescence to the agreement’s terms. However, the DMK continued to express outrage in parliament, unaware of Karunanidhi’s involvement in the decision-making process.


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