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They will also highlight the "authoritarian and high-handed" manner in which the ruling party is cracking down on the media and the Opposition. They will meet Mr.Vajpayee and Mr.Advani on November 10.
The delegation comprises MLAs from the DMK, the PMK, the Congress, the CPI, the Congress Jananayaga Peravai and the Dalit Panthers of India. Members of Parliament of these parties and MDMK Ministers in New Delhi will join them.
The BJP and the CPI (M) are not part of the delegation. The BJP's deputy floor leader, H. Raja, said, "we have no information about the Opposition MLAs' plan to meet the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister".
The DMK leader, Durai Murugan, confirmed that the BJP had not been invited to join the delegation. However, "they have not been joining our protest programmes inside the House".
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