A week after pulling out of the Congress-led UPA Government over India voting in favour of a ‘weak and diluted US resolution against Sri Lanka, the, DMK today (25) demanded that India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.
While Commonwealth Secretariat should not convene the meeting at Colombo, but if it happens, India should boycott the meeting in order to reflect the sentiments of Tamils world over and to keep up the democratic spirits,” the DMK Executive Meeting said.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the DMK’s Emergency Executive Committee meeting which was chaired by Party President M Karunanidhi and was not attended by his eldest son and Former Union Minister M K Azhagiri.
Joining her arch rival DMK on the Lankan Tamils issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa also sought the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be moved out of Colombo.
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Jayalalithaa has demanded that either the meeting be moved out of Colombo, or India boycott the meeting. She says that there is still time to consider another venue for the meeting, mounting even more pressure on the Central government to take a public stand against Sri Lanka.