India shouldn't attend Commonwealth meet in Pak: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partner in Maharashtra as well as at the Centre, on Wednesday said India should not participate in the Commonwealth Convention to be held in Pakistan this year in view of the terrorist attack in Punjab that left seven people dead.

PTI| Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partner in Maharashtra as well as at the Centre, on Wednesday said India should not participate in the Commonwealth Convention to be held in Pakistan this year in view of the terrorist attack in Punjab that left seven people dead.

Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar said he would convey the sentiments of the House to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Raising a point of propriety in the Council, Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe said after the "mischievous" attitude of Pakistan on the border, it would be inappropriate for the Indian representatives to take part in the Commonwealth Convention in the neighbouring country.

"This is the unanimous feeling of the Council. I request the Chairman to convey our feelings to the Government of India," said Gorhe, who garnered backing of Congress MLC Bhai Jagtap.

Nimbalkar said, "Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has invited me for a meet in New Delhi next week. I will certainly convey the feelings of the Legislative Council to her."

In the first major terror strike in Punjab in eight years, heavily-armed militants in army uniform had on Monday sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP, and injuring eight others in Gurdaspur bordering Pakistan.