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DMK threatens to pull out of Union cabinet

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chennai, March 15, 2013
First Published: 23:32 IST(15/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:30 IST(16/3/2013)

The DMK on Friday threatened to pull out its ministers from the Union cabinet if the UPA government at the Centre fails to mobilise the comity of nations to take action against Sri Lanka for the genocide in which thousands of Tamils were massacred.


DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, in a statement issued late on Friday night, said, “DMK’s continuance in the cabinet would turn meaningless if India fails.”

The DMK has one union minister and four minister of states in the union council of ministers.

It has 18 MPs in Lok Sabha and has been one of the largest non-Congress constituent of the central alliance in its two terms.

The DMK chief said India should press for amendments to the US resolution in the UNHCR to demand an independent international probe into the genocide that took place in Sri Lanka.

Thousands of innocent Tamils were massacred by the Lankan army during the decisive push against LTTE in 2009.

Karunanidhi also said the resolution should seek identification of war criminals and then take action against them.

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