Sunday, April 20, 2008

Does Priyanka's meeting with Nalini send a subtle message to LTTE?

Ms Priyanka Vadra's sensational meeting with Nalini, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has unwittingly brought to the fore, yet another dimension with larger political implications.

Political circles feel that the hush-hush meeting that took place on March 19 at the Vellore central prison, where Nalini is lodged, was meant to send a subtle message to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The meeting was a symbolic event for the Tamil Tigers to ponder over shedding their residual hatred, they might have towards the Gandhi family, both political and legal circles feel.

Nalini, the ninth accused in the case and the only living person, who had accompanied the squad, which had assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the night of May 21, 1991, had been sentenced to death.

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