The leader of the party Thol – thiru – mavalavan has made this request from the Indian Central Government stating that since the Queen of Britain is not attending the summit India should abstain from attending.
He had further stated that if India takes part in the CHOGM summit it will be a betrayal of Tamils in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile DMK president M Karunanidhi too has once again demanded that India boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in November, citing Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to skip the meet. Karunanidhi described Queen Elizabeth II’s decision as “important”.
“Since the formation of a Commonwealth federation, this is the first time that the Queen has boycotted the conference which is an important information,” he said in a statement here on Friday.
However, the Buckingham palace in a release stated that Prince Charles will represent the Queen at the CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka.