Vaiko stages protest against Rajapaksa's visit

New Delhi


MDMK leader Vaiko and his supporters holding black flags Monday staged a protest here against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

The MDMK, an ally of the BJP, staged protest at Jantar Mantar in the heart of city.

Vaiko demonstrating against Rajapaksa in New Delhi

"We have come to Delhi to protest the arrival of the Butcher of Tamils," Vaiko said.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam reached New Delhi this morning to attend the swearing-in ceremony to be held Monday evening.

Sharif waved to the media persons as he walked on the tarmac of Delhi's airport.

Before leaving Lahore for New Delhi, Sharif told reporters that he is carrying a message of peace from Pakistan.

He is accompanied by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and other top officials.

The leaders of SAARC nations and Mauritius have been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. - IANS

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