All party meet appeared to be 'political alignment meet':CPM

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Chennai, Nov 25 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tamil Nadu unit secretary N Varadarajan today said the party boycotted the Legislature party meeting convened by the Chief Minister to discuss the Lankan Tamils issue as it gave an impression that the exercise only pointed to 'political alignment' in the state.

In a statement here, he said the CPI(M) decided to stay away from the meeting as it gave an impression that it was being convened to give shape to a political alignment, instead of mobilising support for the suffering Lankan Tamils.

He said the CPI(M) had been expressing solidarity with Lankan Tamils by taking part in the all party meeting convened by the DMK government on October 14, in the Human Chain agitation and contributing for the relief fund.

Mr Varadarajan said the CPI(M) firmly believed that there should be unconditional ceasefire and the Lankan government should resume talks with the Tamils for a negotiated settlement to the ethnic crisis.

Stating that there were reports of lack of facilities at the refugee camps in the state, the Left party leader urged the state government and the Centre to provide them all facilities.

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