A week after quitting UPA, DMK to meet to decide next step
Posted on: 08:22 AM IST Mar 25, 2013
Chennai: Nearly a week after leaving the UPA government over the Lankan crisis, the DMK top brass will meet on Monday in Chennai to decide their next course of action. The DMK executive body is expected to plan their strategy for the next Lok Sabha elections on whether to provide outside support or not.
DMK chief Karunanidhi's son Stalin has been at the forefront in getting the DMK to withdraw support and with the CBI raiding his house in a DRI case, it's quite unlikely that the party will look for a possible truce with the Centre.
The DMK meet also comes days after India voted against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva. India did not move any amendments to the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka even as DMK had demanded inclusion of the word 'genocide' in the draft.
The DMK ministers had resigned after DMK withdrew support to the UPA government over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. MK Alagiri, SS Palanimanickam, S Gandhiselvan, S Jagathrakshakan and D Nepoleon had submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.