MDMK chief Vaiko, an NDA ally on Monday held a protest in the national capital against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.
Vaiko held a black-flag demonstration at Jantar Mantar, NewDelhi.
Vaiko had earlier written a letter to Modi expressing his sadness over the invitation being extended to Rajapaksa for the event.
Recalling that no Sri Lankan Head of State was invited when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as Prime Minister, Vaiko had pointed out that even Manmohan Singh had not invited the Sri Lankan President for his swearing in ceremony.
“They did not dare to invite Mahinda Rajapaksa to the swearing in ceremony in 2004 and 2009,” he had said.
The Sri Lankan President arrived Monday morning for the ceremony.