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Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan has appealed to the parties not to politicise the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamil fishermen.

In a statement here, he said the parties were raising voices that Mr. Rajapaksa should not visit India and that the Centre should not hold talks with him. “If we have to safeguard the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and to solve the issue of attack on Tamil fishermen, who else should we talk to,” he asked.

It would be better if the protesting parties could point out with whom the Centre should hold talks other than the Sri Lankan government or its President, he said. If Mr. Rajapaksa could be stopped from entering the country, how could Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visit Sri Lanka, he asked.

If the ties between the two countries remained tense, how could the Union government carry out development work worth Rs.1000 crore in the northern parts of Sri Lanka where Tamils were a majority, he wondered. (The Hindu)

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  • Charih Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:20 AM

    MR is a politician, he met political leaders,this visit has many political agendas back home,he is on a state visit, not a private one, everything about the visit is politics, it is already politicised...

    Barath Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:24 AM

    Don't you know that protests are part of politics? Harmless protests boost the value of table talks to come up with practicable something for political problems;

    Subbiah Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:45 AM

    TNCC president is afraid that his party will lose its vote bank.

    Gamey Godaya Saturday, 22 September 2012 05:00 AM

    This gentleman asks who the senior Indian govt fugures should talk to about the Tamil issue, if not MR. Why not ask the people commenting here? They seem to know more about politics than any politician.

    Lanka Shantha Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:16 AM

    Mr.Gnanadesikan next time like us arrange Rs.1 ,000/- , free transport and Buriyani parcel team over there to support our polirician when visiting there. Come and learn politics here.

    bandara Saturday, 22 September 2012 07:29 AM

    you have been talking to MR for a long time now, any results other than empty promises?


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