By Jamila Najmuddin
The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) has demanded the implementation of the 13th amendment soon after the General Elections and has also rejected the Oslo Declaration, party officials said today.
TMVP Spokesperson Azath Maulana told Daily Mirror online that the party’s main election policy mentioned in its manifesto was the implementation of the 13th Amendment and the TMVP’s rejection of the Oslo Declaration.
Maulana quoted Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakantha as stating that he would hold discussions with the government soon, to implement the 13th amendment soon after the polls.
“We have already informed India the importance of implementing the 13th amendment. India has also agreed with us and said they will support us,” Mr. Maulana said.
Chief Minister Chandrakanthan held talks with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday during the latter’s two day visit to the country.
Following the discussion, Chandrakanthan said that he would head for New Delhi to hold talks with the Indian government soon after the polls.
The TMVP also presented its election manifesto to Rao during the meeting.