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Dalai hopes PM will raise Tibet with Obama

November 21, 2009 18:20 IST

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said he understood India had "limitations" on the issue of Tibet and hoped that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would take it up in whatever way possible during his visit to the US.

He said Singh is a "clean and honest" politician and he has "no worries".

"I am sure whatever the prime minister can appeal to Obama, he will do," the Dalai Lama said when asked what message did he want Singh to take to US President Barack Obama on his behalf.

"I have no worries. There should be a realistic approach. I understand India and the US have limitations," he said at the launch of a facility at Max Hospital.

Singh left for the US on Saturday for a four-day visit as the first state guest of Obama.

The Dalai Lama also said Obama had taken up the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Hu Jintao on his recent visit to China both "publicly as well as behind the scenes".
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