An official release from the Assembly Secretariat said that the session would begin at 6 pm but did not mention any agenda. (Agencies)
It is learnt that the government is holding the session to take a stand on Centre's decision to depute External Affair Minister Salman Khurshid-led delegation to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Colombo, ignoring the state's plea for ‘complete boycott.’
According to sources, the state government wanted to register its protest to the Centre by adopting another resolution decrying India's participation in CHOGM.
The Assembly had on October 29 passed a unanimous resolution demanding India to ‘completely boycott’ CHOGM and seek suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth to protest against the alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils living there.
The government's decision to hold the session in the evening assumes significance in the backdrop of some pro-Eelam outfits giving a dawn-to-dusk bandh call on 12th November to protest India's participation in the CHOGM.
Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chose to skip the meet starting on November 15, India's participation has drawn flak in Tamil Nadu.
An official release from the Assembly Secretariat said that the session would begin at 6 pm but did not mention any agenda.