TKS Elangovan, DMK's Lok Sabha member and spokesperson, said the party will look at the website www.65traitors.com that carries the scanned copy of a letter written to Obama and also the signatures of the 65 MPs who are alleged to have signed it. Many MPs have denied signing the letter and alleged their signatures have been forged.

"Our MPs plan to move a privilege motion in the Parliament in the ensuing session on the matter. It is a clear case of signature misuse. When asked about the letter and their signatures, our MPs say that they had appended their signatures for a different petition," Elangovan said.

While he agrees the signatures of DMK MPs are genuine, Elangovan is unsure whether the original petition for a different issue was substituted with the Obama letter or signatures from earlier petitions have been attached to the controversial letter.

"I remember signing a petition on the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. Certainly, I would have not signed the petition if it is about Modi visa to the US. I would have asked the person who had come with such a petition to approach the party leadership," a DMK MP said on terms of anonymity.

(Agencies)

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