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Friday, 9 January 2015

New Sri Lankan government is a hotchpotch of several parties, says BJP leader Subramanian Swamy...........



Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the new Sri Lankan Government is going to be a hotchpotch of so many parties, as the Buddhist clergy and Islamic parties have also joined this new coalition.
"What is to be watched is the new government that is going to be hotchpotch of so many parties, all kinds of divergent expectations. There was united only on one thing, to defeat Rajapaksa. But now, the Buddhist clergy and Islamic parties have also joined this new coalition. So, this kind of hotchpotch is not going to be very good for India I guess. We will have to watch it very carefully," Swamy said.
"The Sri Lankan election is a surprise because all of us expected that since Rajapaksa had restored normalcy in the state after two decades of terrorist, murder and mayhem of the LTTE. But, the people have defeated him and in democracy the people are supreme," he added.
In Sri Lanka's tightest-ever seventh presidential election race, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly conceded defeat to joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
According to reports, Rajapaksa has left the official "Temple Trees" residence here, after cumulative results indicated that Sirisena was leading by a huge margin.
Rajapaksa had served two terms as president and was seeking a record third consecutive term.
On Thursday, Sri Lankans voted in large numbers. The election commission in the island-nation said that on an average there was an estimated more than 65-70 per cent voting in most places.
In all, 19 candidates contested the elections, but the main fight was between Rajapaksa, 69, and Sirisena, 63.