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Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu today told Rahul Gandhi that India should take a tough stand against Sri Lanka at the upcoming UN meet on Tamils issue as it was crucial for the party's future in the state.

Party sources said that the MPs including Union Ministers P Chidamabaram, G K Vasan and Jayanthi Natarajan and PCC Chief B S Gnanadesikan wanted India to support the resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission on the Sri Lankan Tamil's issue and found the party Vice-President "very sympathetic" to the cause of Tamils.

Though the meeting was customary affair following the start of the budget session of Parliament, MPs utilised the opportunity to impress upon the leadership that the Sri Lankan Tamils issue needed to be tackled strongly.

They also raised the issue of fishermen from Tamil Nadu getting killed by Sri Lankan Navy as also the general political situation in the state.

The MPs said that Gandhi was told of the problems faced by Sri Lankan Tamils and the need for a political reconciliation and implementation of the 13th Amendment.

The meeting came in the wake of Dravidian parties, DMK and AIADMK, making the Tamil problem a major issue in state politics and putting pressure on the Centre to take a tough stand in the UN Human Rights Commission.

India has already said that there should be accountability for such issues but has remained evasive on the position it will take at the UN on a resolution against that country.

DMK, a key UPA constituent, had said in the Rajya Sabha last week that it has lost faith in the government on the issue and its members had staged a walkout along with those from AIADMK and Left, dissatisfied with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's reply to the debate on the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. (Source:business-standard)
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  • Muhammad Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Tough action against people who kiiled his father? via DM Android App

    admetus Monday, 04 March 2013 06:57 PM

    Looks like TN MPs are losing sympathy everywhere

    tjeyar Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    jokers meet another joung joker. via DM Android App

    K.Kunda Monday, 04 March 2013 07:58 PM

    Rahul will do nothing. MR is too strong

    Saskia Monday, 04 March 2013 08:34 PM

    Dear Rahul, You cannot just ignore the feelings of TN people. Election is coming and you have to take tough stance against SriLanka. If you can, create the tamil eelam in Srilanka like your grandma did for Bangladesh.

    Elakiri Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    They killed your father. via DM Android App

    Ben Hurling Monday, 04 March 2013 11:30 PM

    Dear Rahul, Deal with Uttar Pradesh first. Your home state, which is poor, illiterate and unhygenic. We will manage Sri Lanka ourselves.

    Asoka Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:24 AM

    If Rahul go against Sri Lanka nation than race he knows how his parsi father Rajivi Randhi received world's best guard of honour from Sri Lankan and last respect from LTTE.

    Nihal Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:30 AM

    Whole world knows 1000 people dieing in India in one day without foods but they have nuclear bombs. Feed your country people first. Don't interfere Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka is not under India also. Sri Lankan and LTTE teached good lessons to India giving world's best guard of honour to Rajivi Gandhi and final salute by LTTE. Sri Lankans knows India very well.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 05 March 2013 01:20 AM

    Mr Rahul beware ...the people who are connected to your fathers assassins are now at your doorstep !


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