Lankan Tamils issue in Parliament: Who said what

The DMK's demand that India should vote against Sri Lanka at UN meet found resonance in both Houses of Parliament. Here's what some of the MPs said.

'India should have taken a lead'

"Our youth are looking at you (Govt). Shouldn't we have taken the lead for a resolution in the UN?" said DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran.

'Tamils require rehabilitation urgently'

"The world community should think of creating a credible, independent, international inquiry into all the events in Sri Lanka," said DMK leader MK Stalin.

'Govt should make its stand clear'

"The government of India should come upright what it is thinking about exactly... there should be a resolution... to see that proper accountability is implemented by the government of Sri Lanka," said DMK leader TR Baalu.

'We don't play big brother'

"Everybody in the world are equal partners to India. When we come to a decision we will let you know and the world will know," said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.

'Go to Sri Lanka as Hanuman'

"Laluji, you can become Hanuman and go to Lanka," Mr Khurshid quipped when Lalu Prasad asked for an all-party parliamentary delegation to be sent to Sri Lanka.

Yashwant Sinha's word of advice for government

"Foreign policy is not conducted out of fear but with confidence and elan. Let India not merely vote, but take the lead," said BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.

'Why are you silent Soniaji?'

"You have the control... please ask the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister about the steps taken in this regard," SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.