Lok Sabha likely to discuss Lankan Tamils issue
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`.
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