20/07/2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior delegates of British Tamils Forum (BTF) met the leaders of Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) of India at the week ended 17th July 2011. The president of BJP; Mr Nitin Gadkari, all India president of the women wing; Mrs. Smriti Irani, former chief minister of Rajasthan state; Ms Vasundara Raje Scindia and Delhi MLA; Mr Vijay Jolly were amongst the members of the BJP team on a campaign tour to the UK. The BJP leaders were met in London by the BTF Team as part of their campaign to highlight and inform the international community, of the situation in North & East of Sri Lanka and the plight of the Tamil people in the island. Amongst various issues discussed, Mr Gadkari expressed BJP's concern at the situation of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. He assured that he will be discussing this matter with his colleagues and at the forthcoming conference in Chennai.