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Where the different political parties in Tamil Nadu stand on the Tamil national question?

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)


MDMK and its leader Vaiko support the creation of independent Tamil Eelam and see this as the only solution to long drawn civil war in Sri Lanka.


In his latest speech Vaiko declared he was willing to take up arms and fight for the Eelam Tamils.


Paataali Makkal Katchi (PMK)


PMK and its founder S. Ramadoss are of the view that formation of an independent Tamil Eelam in the island of Sri Lanka with the support of India is the only solution to the over five decade old conflict.

Ramadoss in a recent interview said :“This will definitely happen in the near future and Tamil Eelam will come into existence,”


Viduthalai Chiruththaikal Katchi (VCK)


VCK supports the formation of an independent Tamil Eelam.


Following a visit to Jaffna, the leader of VCK, Thol. Thirumaalavan said: "I want a Tamil Government...I want a Tamil country... That country I dream of is coming up in Sri Lanka's Jaffna. I went there to salute that land.."



Communist Party of India (CPI)


CPI is of the view that the Indian federal model is insufficient to Sri Lanka. It should be higher than that, perhaps a confederation having constitutional guarantees, preventing one unit militarily interfering with the other.


All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam  (AIADMK)


AIADMK, headed by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram recently released a statement defining the party position on Eelam issue. The statement specified AIDMK's policy on Eelam Tamils in four points:


Not Secondary Citizens: Eelam Tamils have equal rights as all other citizens of Sri Lanka. They are not secondary to anybody.


Equal Rights: We completely support the prolonged struggle of the Sri Lankan Tamils seeking equality before law and equal opportunities in education and employment.


Right to Self-Determination: We totally recognize their righteous struggle seeking the Right of Self-Determination.


Self-Governance within United Sri Lanka: We understand and accept the demand of the Tamils that they shall create a Tamil Homeland where they have the power of self-governance, under the framework of a Sri Lankan Constitution.

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