BJP today said it will be very difficult for it to support the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Sri Lanka to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting if the Centre does not clearly spell out the agenda it will pursue in the conference.
Stating that the party national leadership had not yet taken a formal position on CHOGM participation, BJP National General Secretary and party in charge for Tamil Nadu, P Muralidhar Rao told reporters here that the Centre had not spelt out its agenda for the meet.
“You cannot simply attend one more conference, what is the benefit you are going to get for India by attending CHOGM? What exactly is it (government) going to do? All these things have not become clear,” he told reporters. Arguing that there is no national interest other than ‘Tamil Nadu interest’ on the CHOGM, he said, “Tamil Nadu people are also nationalists.If you have interest you have to spell it out, the Prime Minister going to Sri Lanka without answering these questions, the party cannot support. Raising Tamil Nadu’s concerns is not unjustified.”