The report also said that CV Vigneswaran, the former Chief Minister of the Northern Province and a Member of Parliament, was taking steps to start a party under the « Lotus » symbol to represent the Tamil areas, including the North, East and the hills.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stated that it will establish its own party in Sri Lanka. The report also said that Vigneswaran had expressed strong opposition.
The newspaper also pointed out that this was the reason why MP Vigneswaran did not attend the recent meeting of the Tamil National Parties in Vavuniya.
When contacted by Vigneswaran’s media unit, the IPC Tamil news team denied the allegations.
Vikneswaran’s media unit said that the newspaper had published the news with a racist motive and had not contacted him before the news was published.