Provide relief to Sri Lankan Tamils: Karunanidhi to Manmohan, Sonia

May 19th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to take steps for the relief and rehabilitation of Tamils in Sri Lanka following reports of the killing of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran.
Karunanidhi made the request to Gandhi during his meeting with her at 10, Janpath. The DMK chief had come to Delhi to formally extend his party’s support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in government formation. The DMK has got 18 MPs in the new Lok Sabha.

The DMK chief also presented a shawl to the Congress president to felicitate her on the decisive mandate won by the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. The UPA has got 263 seats in the new Lok Sabha.

Karunanidhi met Gandhi along with his party colleague T.R. Baalu. Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi too participated in the meeting.

The DMK chief later also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to whom he repeated his request to take steps for the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

While emerging from 10, Janpath, Karunanidhi refused to react over the reported death of LTTE chief Prabhakaran.

“I cannot react on something which is not confirmed,” was all he said.

–Indo-Asian-News Service

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