Chennai: Tamil Nadu unit of CPI (M) today
favoured an all-party MPs delegation to visit Sri Lanka for
assessing the progress of rehabilitation of internally
displaced Tamils, saying elected members could understand the
people`s aspirations better.
CPI-M was not against the Centre`s decision to send a
special envoy but was of the view that only an elected member
could understand the aspirations of the people better, state
unit secretary G Ramakrishnan and Rajya Sabha member T K
Rangarajan told reporters here.
``There is a difference in the approach (towards the issue)
between an officer and an MP. Only an elected member can
understand the aspirations of the people better,`` Rangarajan
Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, at the insistence of Tamil
Nadu Chief Minister M karunanidhi, had anounced that a senior
official of the Ministry of External Affairs would be deputed
to the island nation to assess the progress of restoration of
normal life in the Tamil dominated northern and eastern parts
of the country after the end of the war against LTTE.
Ramakrishnan said that India should also use its diplomatic
ties with Colombo to ensure that the Tamils still lodged in
camps were resettled in their places of origin at the