Delhi: In continuation with the ongoing Tibet advocacy campaign in Delhi led by Deputy Speaker of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Parliamentarians Ven. Geshe Monlam Tharchin and Karma Gelek, the delegation had met over 20 members of Indian parliamentarians from 25 to 29 July.
The Tibetan law-makers had met Sh. V. Lakshmikantha Rao, Telangana, (RS / TRS),; 2. Sh. Kunwar Bharatendra Singh, UP, (LS / BJP); 3. Sh. Shanta Kumar, former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and Convenor of All Party Indian Parliamentarian Forum for Tibet (APIPFT), (LS / BJP); 4. Sh. K.G. Kenye, Nagaland (RS / NPF); 5.Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Kerala (Rs / JDU); 6. Sh. Jagat Prakash Nadda, HP, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, (RS / BJP); 7. Sh. Suresh Chanabasappa Angadi, Karnataka (LS / BJP); 8. Sh. Laxmi Narayan Yadav, MP (LS / BJP); 9. Sh. T.K.S. Elangovan, TN (RS / TMK); 10. Sh. Ram Tahal Choudhary, Jharkhand (LS / BJP); 11. Dr. K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao, Telangana (RS / INC); 12. Sh. Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, AP (LS / TDP); 13. Sh. Sharad Yadav, former parliamentarian, and the founder of Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) party, Bihar; 14. Sh. Arun Srivastava, Secretary of LJD; 15. Sh. Javed Razak, Secretary of LJD; 16. Sh. Maheish Girri, Delhi (LS / BJP); 17. Sh. Afaque Ahmed Khan, General Secretary of Janata Dal (United); 18. Sh. Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, Bihar, (RS / BJP); 19. Dr. Nishikant Dubey, Jharkhand (LS / BJP) and 20. Sh. Pinaki Misra, Orissa (LS / BJD).
On 26 July, Tibetan Parliamentary delegation participated in the ongoing Rajya Sabha session as observers. Upon meeting the Indian lawmakers thereafter, some of the parliamentarians assured to table discussion over Tibet in the house while some assured the same within their political parties as the Tibetan Parliamentary delegation solicited them of their continuous support, with the senior Tibet-issues-acquainted law-makers of India offering counsel and direction while introducing and intimating Tibet-issues to the non-acquainted parliamentarians.
-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-