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Talks fail, unhappy DMK to support UPA govt from outside

Unhappy with the Congress proposal on ministerial berths, DMK today decided to extend outside support to the UPA government at the Centre. "The Congress formula is not acceptable to us", DMK leader T R Baalu told reporters after talks between the two sides. Congress was willing to offer six Cabinet berths to DMK.Predict Manmohan's new Cabinet

india Updated: May 21, 2009 23:26 IST

Unhappy with the Congress proposal on ministerial berths, DMK today decided to extend outside support to the UPA government at the Centre.

"The Congress formula is not acceptable to us", DMK leader T R Baalu told reporters after talks between the two sides.

Baalu announced the breakdown of talks after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up DMK chief M Karunanidhi who conveyed his rejection of the Congress proposal.

DMK had been demanding seven ministerial berths, including three cabinet, while Congress was ready to concede only six.

Baalu said there was no formula for government formation in 2004.