PM, Sonia, Rahul to canvass support in Tamil Nadu

April 26th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would campaign in Tamil Nadu next month, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Sunday.
“United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a series of election meetings in Tamil Nadu from May 1,” Ravi told reporters.

Ravi and state Congress unit president K.V. Thankabalu slammed the Sri Lanka government for ending the ceasefire prematurely last week.

“We respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka but oppose the premature end of last week’s ceasefire. Our incessant voices against the unjust torments of innocent Tamils in the island shall continue in a proactive manner,” Thankabalu said.

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