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Indian lawmaker expresses condolences to victims of earthquake in China


08:29, April 22, 2013

NEW DELHI, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Indian lawmaker Tarun Vijay, the national spokesman for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has sent a message of grief and condolences in the wake of a deadly earthquake in Lushan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, which has killed at least 190 people.

"We express solidarity with our Chinese friends and share their pains and sorrow in the wake of earthquake hitting Sichuan," said a message sent to Xinhua by Vijay, member of the Rajya Sabha, or Upper House of Indian Parliament, on Sunday.

Vijay, who is also member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee on External Affair and member of India China Parliamentary Friendship Group, said: "I had been visiting Sichuan, specially Chengdu many times and have many friends over there. I wish them all safety and send good wishes on behalf of the people of India."

"In this hour of grief we express our solidarity with our Chinese friends and convey our condolences to the families of the people who suffered loss of life in this incident. We pray for the early stabilization of the situation and recovery of the injured," he said.

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