Manmohan likely to participate in CHOGM; Wigneswaran's invitation to be considered.

Friday, 01 November 2013 - 13:28


Whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend a Commonwealth summit in Colombo this month has become a prestige issue for Colombo and a political one in India.

Sources have told NDTV that both the Prime Minister's office and the Ministry of External Affairs have advised the Prime Minister to go.

And aiding the government of India is a letter from Northen Province chief minister, C V Wigneswaran.

But parties in Tamil Nadu are against the Prime Minister's visit to Sri Lanka.


M Karunanidhi, the chief of the DMK, a regional party which quit the Prime Ministers’ coalition in March, warned today that if Dr Manmohan Singh attends the conclave, "his party has to face the consequences."

The Congress cannot afford to take the statement lightly, especially in election season.


The Tamil Nadu state assembly too had adopted a resolution urging that the PM skip the event.

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