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DMK leaders meet PM over Neyveli issue

Emerging from the meeting, Maran said the DMK wanted the matter to be sorted out collectively within the UPA.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2006 15:27 IST

In the wake of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's threat to pull out of the UPA government on the disinvestment of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Union Ministers and senior DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and conveyed to him the "views" of their party chief.

Emerging from the meeting, Maran said the DMK wanted the matter to be sorted out collectively within the UPA.

Asked if DMK would reconsider its decision to pull out from the UPA government on the issue, he said, "The DMK is part of the UPA. We have to work collectively and sort out the matter within the UPA."

Earlier, Karunanidhi said in Chennai, "When the Centre is unable to accept the NLC workers' demand, we are considering whether we should continue in the UPA government and accept responsibility for the decision.

"I have asked the DMK ministers to inform this to the Prime Minister," he chief said.