Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pro LTTE parties kaput in India

By a special correspondent

(LB)Contrary to the much-hyped media speculation, the war in Sri Lanka proved to be a non-issue in the recently concluded Indian general elections. The congress led by Sonia Gandhi which appeared to support the Sri Lankan government’s war against the LTTE more than the “Tamil cause”, was re-elected to office last week.

Manmohan Singh was sworn in Prime Minister on Friday evening for a second successive term. So far in the modern history of India, this is the first time that someone outside the Nehru family has assumed the prime minister’s office for a second successive term. Full text Share on Facebook