The CPI’s Tenkasi Lok Sabha member P. Lingam on Tuesday condemned the “discrimination” being shown by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry against Tamil films in the “centenary film festival” to be organised in Delhi between April 25 and 30 to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

He charged that while films in Hindi and other languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada, were scheduled for screening , there were no plans to screen Tamil films.

This was despite the fact that the Tamil film personalities and the industry had contributed a lot to the growth of Indian cinema.