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Lok Sabha likely to discuss Lankan Tamils issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 13:55

New Delhi: With Tamil parties adopting a tough stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Lok Sabha is likely to have a discussion on the matter on Thursday under a rule which does not entail voting.

In an attempt to mount pressure on the Government, MPs of DMK, a major partner of the ruling UPA, on Tuesday attended House proceedings wearing black shirts after staging a protest inside the Parliament House complex.

Expressing solidarity with agitating members, DMK representative in the Government, Minister of State for Finance SS Palanimackam also wore a black shirt though he did not participate in the protest.

Speaker Meira Kumar may allow a short duration discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue on Thursday under Rule 193, which doesn`t entail voting, sources said.

The issue was raised vociferously by AIADMK members, who trooped into the Well of Lok Sabha twice raising slogans.

Outside Parliament, DMK MPs staged a protest carrying placards which read `Save Tamils in Sri Lanka`.

First Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 13:55

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