Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should demonstrate that he placed India’s national interest above the petty political interest of the UPA, by immediately announcing his decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday.

In a statement here, Dr. Swamy said that the Prime Minister should also meet Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa and discuss Tamil issues in Jaffna with the recently elected Chief Minister of Northern Province and former Supreme Court Judge Wigneswaran.

He also demanded that the Prime Minister make clear to his counterpart in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif that India could not remain neutral on the genocide that was taking place in Pakistan especially of Hindus, Shias and Ahmediyas. The Taliban’s fanatics were having a free run in Pakistan, he charged.

Correction

In “PM must attend CHOGM, says Swamy” (Nov. 6, 2013), Mr. Subramanian Swamy was wrongly referred to as Janata Party president. He should have been referred to as a BJP leader or former Union Minister.

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