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Some film directors demanded a separate TN: Jayalalithaa

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October 22, 2008 21:22 IST
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Alleging that some film personalities had made some anti-national remarks demanding separate Tamil Nadu at a rally in Rameswaram on October 19, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Wednesday charged that support to the banned LTTE has been increasing in the state after the DMK came to power.

"Directors Seeman and Ameer had made some objectionable remarks, which amounted to challenging the sovereignty of the country. They had gone to the extent of demanding a separate Tamil Nadu," she said in a statement.

The Tamil Nadu Government had not taken any action against them and nobody can expect action against them as long as Karunanidhi, who had written poems condoling the death of LTTE leaders, continued to be the chief minister, she said.

"What action the UPA government, headed by the Congress, proposed to take?" Jayalalithaa asked.

Describing the petition of Nalini, one of the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking a premature release as an "act challenging the country's sovereignty", she criticised Rajiv Gandhi's daughter Priyanka for calling on her (Nalini) at Vellore prison.

"It is not the family problem of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. It is the national problem," she said.

Asserting that her party was against any anti-national movement, she said if was in power, she would have arrested the film directors for their remarks.

Meanwhile, the Congress Legislature party today demanded arrest of those supporting the LTTE in the state under NSA. CLP leader D Sudarsanam told reporters after a CLP meeting that his party would never tolerate those who supported the killers of Rajiv Gandhi. "We want the Tamil Nadu government to arrest supporters of LTTE under NSA," he said. 

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