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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, March 20, 2013
First Published: 22:57 IST(20/3/2013)
Last Updated: 22:59 IST(20/3/2013)

The DMK’s withdrawal of support is just political grandstanding



With reference to the report DMK walks out, govt on thin ice (March 20), DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s decision to withdraw support from the UPA government once again brings to the fore the perils of coalition politics.

It is appalling that the DMK, instead of debating and discussing in Parliament the US-sponsored resolution that censures Sri Lanka on alleged human rights violations during the war against the LTTE, is resorting to obstructionist tactics.

If the DMK is committed to the cause of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, it must ask the Centre to support the US-sponsored resolution instead of demanding a resolution to be passed in Parliament which will have little effect on our neighbouring country. The DMK must realise that people can see through this sort of political gimmickry. 

RB Jain, Delhi

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India cannot continue to ignore the human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka and the mass protests in Tamil Nadu in solidarity with them.

Instead of letting the Sri Lankan Tamils down, it’s time New Delhi broke its silence on the issue and ensured that the Sri Lankan Tamils are not denied their legitimate rights.

G David Milton, via email

For Nitish, Delhi is still far away

With reference to the editorial Nitish sets the stage for 2014 (Our Take, March 19), it is imprudent to suggest that one rally in New Delhi will set the agenda for the 2014 elections. Given the rather small size of the crowd, his much-hyped adhikar rally appeared quite lacklustre.

Moreover, the template for governance and development is the same for all the states but its implementation depends on the chief minister and in this arena it seems Narendra Modi is leading. For Kumar, Delhi is still far away.

Susanta Chakraborty, via email

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