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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

Vigneswaran in Chennai

Chennai, 08 November, (

The Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran Arrived in Chennai yesterday. It is the first foreign visit to Vigneswaran after his appointment as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province in September 2013.

Immediately on his arrival, he left the airport without making any comments and refusing to meet waiting media personnel who were gathered there in large numbers, on hearing about his arrival.

According to reports the Northern Province Chief Minister was invited by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), to deliver a memorial lecture on Late K.G. Kannapiran , leader of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

Late Kannapiran was one of India’s well-known human rights activist, thinker and lawyer. For nearly 40 years, he fought against state violence, police impunity and for the democratic rights of the marginalized.

Vigneswaran will talk on ‘Safeguarding security and sovereignty’ and the programme will be held on 9 November, and will begin at 11 a.m at Vidyodaya School, T. Nagar.

As it was a private function, it was earlier announced that Vigneswaran would be arriving in Chennai only on the 9th of November.

However his arrival date was advanced for yesterday and to the disappointment to the waiting scribes he left timidly without meeting them.

According to Mavai Senathirajah, the leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi, who earlier said to have revealed that Vigneswaran this time would only travel to Chennai and he would not be leaving for New Delhi.

He further revealed that during his present visit, Vigneswaran would not be meeting officially the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerchelvan, as well as DMK Chief M.Karunanidhi or MDMK General Secretary V. Gopalasamy.

But now as Vigneswaran has arrived two-days ahead of his scheduled program, it is anticipated that he might have consultations with the leaders of the Tamil Nadu political parties.

Tension in Tamil Nadu mounts as five Indian fishermen were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka and it is now expected that Vigneswaran might be involved in discussions with leaders of Tamil Nadu.

- Asian Tribune -

 C. V. Vigneswaran - Chief Minister of Northern Province,  arrives at the airport
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