The opposition leader of India Sushma Swaraj rebuked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jeyaram over the latter’s remarks about the visit by the Indian parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka
When asked by journalists to comment on this remark, Ms. Swaraj said, “I told Jayalalitha. This is not a picnic or a junket trip. We started work at 6.30am and ended by 11.30 pm everyday,” she said.
Also, she declined to comment remarks by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Karunanidhi calling for a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka.
“You ask Karunanidhi. We cannot comment on it,” she said. (Kelum Bandara)