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Fishermen caught, Jaya asks Modi to reign in SL

KV Lakshmana, Hindustan Times  Chennai, June 02, 2014
First Published: 00:41 IST(2/6/2014) | Last Updated: 01:01 IST(2/6/2014)

Two days ahead of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to initiate a set of actions for a permanent solution to the problem faced by Tamil fishermen at the hands of Sri Lankan naval forces.


On Sunday, Sri Lankan forces detained 33 fishermen from India.

Jayalalithaa, who boycotted Modi cabinet’s swearing-in as a protest against presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is scheduled to meet the PM on June 3 and submit a memorandum detailing Tamil Nadu wish list. She is also to seek facilitation of adequate power supply for her state by strengthening the distribution network.

Expectations are high in Tamil Nadu that the new NDA led government at the Centre would act decisively on the issue, Jayalalithaa said.

Demands diesel price roll back
Jayalalithaa on Sunday slammed the Modi govt for continuing with UPA induced petroleum pricing mechanism. Hitting out against the diesel price hike of 0.50 paise per litre, the CM said people who expected a change with the change in government at the Centre were disappointed and also demanded a roll back of the price hike that went into effect from Saturday midnight.

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