BJP claims it stopped death penalty on five Indians in Sri Lanka

BJP President Amit ShahIndia’s ruling BJP says it ensured that the death penalty given to five fishermen in Sri Lanka was not carried out.

BJP President Amit Shah also claimed that due to the steps taken by the Modi Government, the firing at Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy had stopped.

Indian news agencies said that while speaking to reporters in Tiruchirapalli, around 340 km from Chennai, after chairing a party meeting today, Shah alleged that that the AIADMK, DMK as well as the Congress were corrupt parties.

The Bharatiya Janata Party can provide the alternative to the existing political parties in the state, Shah said.

He said Tamil Nadu voters normally voted out a Government but in the May 16 assembly elections, they should decide which party must come to power.

He added that the BJP could provide the “alternative” Tamil Nadu was seeking. The BJP will give a transparent and good governance, he said.

According to him, the AIADMK and DMK had ruled Tamil Nadu alternatively for the past nearly 50 years and it was time for a change.

The BJP leader said Tamil Nadu had not progressed because of corruption.

He said that due to the non-cooperation of the state government, central Government schemes were not being implemented in Tamil Nadu. (Colombo Gazette)