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Indian Prime Minister under pressure to give Sri Lanka visit a miss

[MISC, Monday, 14 October 2013 08:35 No Comment]

69259 The pressure from major political parties in Tamil Nadu is likely to cast a shadow on the decision to be taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka next month.

Not just chief minister Jayalalithaa or DMK chief M Karunanidhi, even local Congress leaders – including some Union ministers from Tamil Nadu – have urged the Prime Minister to exercise his options carefully lest India’s participation snowballs into a major political row in the state ahead of the 2014 polls.

Union ministers GK Vasan and V Narayanasamy, are known have to appealed to the PM to avoid participating in the CHOGM from November 15th to 17th.

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