Congress attends DMK’s TESO meet

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Despite the acrimony in Lok Sabha between the Congress and ally DMK over the upcoming resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission, both parties tried to reach out to each other at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet held later on Thursday evening.

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, along with Congress MP Natchiappan, went to attend the TESO meet organised by the DMK.

NCP MPs Supriya Sule and DP Tripathi too made a brief stopover at the conference. Though the DMK had invited all the political parties, including the BJP, JD (U), the Left and even the Akali Dal to drum up support for their cause, no major party sent its  representative. VCK representatives were present. The organisers, led by DMK MP TR Baalu waited patiently for more MPs to turn up, but in the end, name boards of all major parties were removed at the venue.

Apparently, Azad, also the Congress in-charge for TN, attended the conference fearing further alienation of their ally. After DMK treasurer MK Stalin’s presidential remarks, the TESO held a closed door meeting to discuss the strategy ahead of the crucial UNHRC meet.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who left midway, told reporters that his party was of the view that Sri Lanka should constitute an independent and credible inquiry to investigate the crimes against the Tamil population in Lanka.

Earlier, speaking during the conference, Stalin said: “The Sri Lankan government was waging a genocidal war against Tamils.. Tamils require resettlement and rehabilitation very urgently. The world community should think of creating a credible, independent, international inquiry into all events in Sri Lanka. A lasting solution lies in referendum.” The Channel 4 documentary showing horrific images of the Sri Lankan Army’s brutality was also shown at the venue.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too had earlier indicated that his party would be attending the TESO meet. Sources said senior Congmen were of the view that nothing would be lost if they attended the meet.(Express News Service)
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  • see Friday, 08 March 2013 05:30 AM

    Tamil ealam is a totally raciest DREAM man!
    these Tamil nadu tamils have a different agenda just like the SL government ..maybe even raciest than the SL government

    VCK Friday, 08 March 2013 05:38 AM

    You are right, created more problem.

    chux Friday, 08 March 2013 03:57 AM

    Congress in the history had always a very jealousy approached towards Sri Lanka....

    mackie noohuthambi Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:52 AM

    All crocodile tears. Both the Congress in the Centre, and DMK already lost its colour in tamilnadu, are trying to woo the voters of tamilnadu. They have two faces, which has come to light after the channel 4 findings. Salman Kurshid and another minister and the Prime Minister himself have taken slight of these political comedians, who change their policies for seat sharing in the lok sabha elections. They are more careful and much concerned about their kingdom rather than shedding tears and taking action for the killings of tamils in Sri Lanka.They know well that they cannot go beyond a limit in the internal affairs of a sovereign country. If this is America, they will push into the island and bring it under their control as they did in afganisthan, kuwait and iraq. It is ridiculous to appoint America and the UN as the arbitrators. Set a thief to catch a thief?

    Amman Friday, 08 March 2013 04:14 AM

    can we say we really won the war in 2009 or we created more problem??

    idroos2002 Friday, 08 March 2013 04:55 AM

    We are an independant sovereign nation

    ss Friday, 08 March 2013 04:56 AM

    why srilanka is an economic superpower or what?

    Burul Friday, 08 March 2013 05:05 AM

    Silly Indians. They should first stop the raping of kids in their country before reaching out.

    Grace Friday, 08 March 2013 05:06 AM

    Congress does not want to antagonize DMK for fear of losing power. That is the truth.

    kumar Friday, 08 March 2013 05:07 AM

    It doesn't mean you can do any violation within the country


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