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Narayanasamy blames TN for fishermen's plight

1 January 2013 10:00 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Union minister of state V Narayanasamy today blamed the Tamil Nadu government for its "inaction" to facilitate a dialogue between Indian fishermen and their counterparts in Sri Lanka.

Though the external affairs ministry secretary had written twice to the Tamil Nadu government recently for a dialogue to ensure protection of fishermen, the state government had not shown any response to the Centre's initiative, minister of state in the PMO Narayanasamy said.
Only through an agreement between the leaders of Tamil Nadu fishermen outfits and their counterparts in the Island Republic could the present hardships being faced by fishermen of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu be brought to an end, he told reporters here.

Emphasising the need to demarcate the zones within which the fishermen of the state and Sri Lanka could carry on their avocation, the secretary to the external affairs ministry had written twice to the Tamil Nadu chief secretary for the dialogue. "No response has, however, been shown by the Tamil Nadu government so far to these communications," he said.

Replying to a question on the UPA's prime ministerial candidate, Narayanasamy said as far as Congress was concerned party leader Sonia Gandhi was the ultimate authority to decide on the matter, though there were several persons eligible to become the Prime Minister.

"Let us not indulge in any discussion now," he said. (PTI)

  Comments - 5

  • Raja Raju Tuesday, 01 January 2013 10:21 AM

    Mr.Samy Indians must catch fish in India only not in Sri Lanka.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 01 January 2013 10:36 AM

    It is very clear that Tamil Nadu politicians are not interested in resolving this issue as they want to keep it alive for their political advantage.

    Asoka Tuesday, 01 January 2013 11:47 AM

    Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese only, Tamil Nadu belongs to Tamils only

    raviraj Wednesday, 02 January 2013 04:09 AM

    you are wrong on both, SL is not only for Singhalese and neither is TN only for Tamils. People from all over India live in TN , even Jayalalitha is not a Tamil, neither was MGR

    raviraj Wednesday, 02 January 2013 04:10 AM

    don't give lame excuses Samy, what is the "action" you expect from TN Govt. when the coast is controlled by your Central govt.

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