DMK leaders continue talks; NSA meets Karunanidhi again
Amidst his hectic parleys with senior party leaders on joining the UPA government, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Sunday met National Security Advisor M K Narayanan for the second time and is understood to have discussed the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in the aftermath of LTTE's decimation.
The NSA, who had met Karunanidhi last night and discussed the Sri Lankan issue, called on him again on Sunday morning at his residence in Chennai and held nearly half-an-hour long closed door talks, party sources said.
Narayanan was understood to have briefed him on talks held by him and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons in the island as well as the Lankan government's plans to work out a political package to grant equal rights to the minority Tamils.
However, there was no official word on the nature of this morning's discussions between Karunanidhi and Narayanan.
Karunanidhi also met senior party leaders, including state Ministers Duraimurugan, K Ponmudi and A V Velu and held talks on joining the UPA Government. His grandnephew Dayanidhi Maran and daughter Kanimozhi were also present during the meeting, party sources said.