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India: Protesters oppose Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan leader01:09

India: Protesters oppose Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan leader

India, Chennai
May 25, 2014 at 15:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens gathered to rally against the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi in the southern city of Chennai on Sunday. The protesters oppose Modi's decision to invite Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to his oath-swearing ceremony on May 26.

The protest was called by the May 17 movement and consisted of protesters wielding placards and banners reading “Mr. Modi choose either Chennai or Colombo? You can’t do both” and “Sri Lanka is a genocidal state. Don’t collaborate with them.”

Modi’s BJP claimed a sweeping victory on the nation's election, winning at least 284 seats in the 543-member parliament.

India: Protesters oppose Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan leader01:09
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Dozens gathered to rally against the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi in the southern city of Chennai on Sunday. The protesters oppose Modi's decision to invite Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to his oath-swearing ceremony on May 26.

The protest was called by the May 17 movement and consisted of protesters wielding placards and banners reading “Mr. Modi choose either Chennai or Colombo? You can’t do both” and “Sri Lanka is a genocidal state. Don’t collaborate with them.”

Modi’s BJP claimed a sweeping victory on the nation's election, winning at least 284 seats in the 543-member parliament.

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