Minor parties in talks to join Govt | Sunday Observer

Minor parties in talks to join Govt

Members of Parliament of several Tamil political parties in the Opposition are holding discussions to join the Government when the Government presents the 20th Constitutional Amendment in Parliament. The Tamil Progressive Alliance which won six seats at the last general election under the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) will discuss next week the manner in which it would support the Government.

Tamil Progressive Alliance leader Mano Ganeshan, Deputy Leader Palani Digambaram and Kandurata Janatha Peramuna leader V.Radhakrishnan and many former ministers have held several rounds of discussions as to whether they should support or not the 20th Amendment and in what manner to join the Government.

Political sources added that apart from the Tamil parliamentarians, a group of MPs representing minor political parties too have opened discussions on joining the Government.

The Government is adamant that it is not prepared to welcome former Ministers Rauff Hakeem and Rishad Bathiudeen into Government ranks.

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