PM calls Karunanidhi, worried about his health

April 27th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday telephoned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, who is on a hunger strike in Chennai, and said the government would do its best to bring peace to Sri Lanka.
The prime minister spoke to the DMK chief at the Marina Beach front, where Karunandihi went on a hunger strike Monday morning demanding an end to Sri Lanka’s military offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

A DMK source told IANS in Chennai that Manmohan Singh said his government was trying to influence Sri Lanka to end its hostilities in order to save civilian lives.

In New Delhi, Congress general secretary M. Veerappa Moily told reporters that the prime minister was concerned about Karunanidhi’s health and has got in touch with him on the telephone.

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