Mamata, Karunanidhi to skip UPA-II's 3-year dinner
Posted on: 09:20 AM IST May 22, 2012
New Delhi: Key UPA allies Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and DMK chief M Karunanidhi will not attend the Prime Minister's dinner on Tuesday to celebrate three years of the UPA II in power. While Mamata is 'pre-occupied' in Bengal, the DMK is sending party leader TR Baalu for the event.
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress all-India General Secretary Mukul Roy, a close aide of Mamata, said he is likely to attend the dinner with some other party MPs.
"It is basically a dinner extended by the Prime Minister every year to all MPs of the UPA and Mamata is not an MP now," he added.
However, the DMK chief has not given any reason for missing the celebrations.
(With additional information from PTI)