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Exile Tibetan MPs meet with more Indian lawmakers in continued lobbying effort

Tibetan parliamentary delegation with Shri Gutha Sukender Reddy, Lok Sabha. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)
Tibetan parliamentary delegation with Shri Gutha Sukender Reddy, Lok Sabha. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Aug08, 2017) – A two-member delegation of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE) has met with 32 more Indian lawmakers in continuation of its lobbying efforts for Tibet during the ongoing monsoon session of the Indian parliament, said an exile parliament report Aug 6. The 32 MPs belong to 13 political parties and included an independent and 2 nominated members. The MPs belong to 15 states of India.

Earlier, the delegate had met with a total of 18 MPs belonging to 16 political parties over the period of Jul 30-Aug 2.

The exile parliament report said that the meetings included one with the Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Chemical, and Fertilizers Mr Mansukh L Mandaviya.

It said that some of the MPs the delegation called on over Aug 4-5 included Mr Bijoy Chandra Barman (Lok Sabha), Mr Gutha Sukender Reddy (Lok Sabha), Mr  CP Thakur (Rajya Sabha), Mr MV Rajeev Gowda (Rajya Sabha), Mr Satyanarayan Jhatiya (Rajya Sabha), Mr Bhubaneswar Kalita (Rajya Sabha), and Mr Ram Kumar Sharma (Lok Sabha).

The delegation will continue its lobbying efforts until Aug 11.

While in New Delhi, the delegation took part in an International Raksha Bandhan Celebrations event. This is an ancient Hindu “bond of protection” festival that ritually celebrates love and duty between brothers and their sisters with the latter tying a Rakhi, or knot of protection, on the wrist of the former. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, the deputy speaker of the exile parliament and leader of the delegation, addressed the event which was organized by the International Raksha Bandhan Celebration Committee.

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