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Hindraf is no longer the force they were

COMMENT I would like to weigh in on the ongoing discussion on the demand by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) that their blueprint for the Indian poor be endorsed in a binding way by Pakatan Rakyat.

But before I come to that, I would like to relate some background on the matter.

Several weeks ago, it was suggested to me by higher-ups in my party that I should go sit in on the meetings then being held between Hindraf officials and representatives of Pakatan who were mainly from PKR.

I was given to understand that the aim of the discussions was to arrive at an electoral understanding between Pakatan and Hindraf in preparation for GE13.

I was reluctant to go to the discussions...