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The DMK party led by M. Karunanidhi pulled out of the Congress-led UPA coalition on Tuesday in protest against the government's position on a US-backed United Nations resolution on war crimes allgedly carried out during the Sri Lanka's civil war, reuters news agency said.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is based in Tamil Nadu, and has often pressured the government to do more to protect Sri Lanka's minority Tamil population.

The DMK has 18 seats in the Lok Sabha as part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's coalition, which already rules in a minority. Singh's Congress party can continue to govern with parliamentary support from two other regional parties.

The DMK ministers are set to resign from the UPA government.
 
Addressing a press conference in Chennai, DMK chief Karunanidhi said that our ministers will submit their resignations shortly.
 
"The DMK has always worked for the Tamils and has been demanding a tough stance against the Sri Lankan government over war crimes against Tamils, Karunanidhi said.
 
Karunanidhi had yesterday said he felt "let down" by the "lukewarm" response of the Centre and had demanded amendments in the resolution on Sri Lanka.
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  • Anu Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:34 AM

    DMK's ultimate goal is Elam in Tamilnadu....

    meenavan Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:46 AM

    Who care.... fight for seperation from Central Government and declare independent state for almost 75 million Tamils in Tamilnadu.

    Ism Tuesday, 19 March 2013 04:16 PM

    If TN. Become Tamil Elam. Then how to face them, We SLns are very united???

    Mihiri Perera Tuesday, 19 March 2013 04:22 PM

    Of course, SL Tamils are happy 'coz thanks to the present govt the LTTE was crushed.

    ss Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:54 AM

    which is not good for SL also

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:49 AM

    yeah he is the local mervin silva in india

    Mihiri Perera Tuesday, 19 March 2013 04:19 PM

    OK..... Go ahead Tamil Nadu people, ask for a separate state in India. It seems like you can achieve your goal. Just leave us alone.

    Grace Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:00 PM

    Ben Hurling! you are correct. That is the motive behind the extremist Tamil Nadu regional parties' agitations

    Vishali Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:54 AM

    On a secret understanding that it would offer its support after the voting

    Ravi Seneviratne Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:00 AM

    enjoy your self, you will have a wonderful night with FAT CAT JAYA

    Be fair...... Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:54 AM

    Should consider this as our "Parrupu Dropping"on India, a reciprocate action for what they did during Operation Vadamarachchi" . After arming, training and supporting the LTTE, India is now paying the price. They also have blood on their hands........

    russel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 04:51 PM

    poor DMK guys. nothing can change.

    Jeewan Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:11 AM

    Good now DMK can go and wash TOI-lets and help poor
    tamil people living in TN

    wiren Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:13 AM

    The DMK 's Karu and Jaya of Tamil Nadu will soon demand India be named Tamil Eelam India.

    Good One Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:14 AM

    Retired going to clean the Open Toilets In Cheanai

    kumar Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:14 AM

    In history neither Sri Lanka nor India believed each other. Some times they work together to finish the LTTE. Sri Lanka has helped China and Pakistan during their war against India.

    Huna Tuesday, 19 March 2013 05:11 PM

    that is a lie .SL has never supported either PK or China in their wars against India , do u have evident 's to back your claim?

    kumar Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:15 AM

    Not DMK's but in the dreams of Sri Lankan Majority.

    raj Tuesday, 19 March 2013 05:14 PM

    most Tamils still remember Karunanithy's inaction during the war. now he is playing different tune for political reason.

    Arjuna Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:00 AM

    Yes. Wish. it should be there if any interesting party of Elam; could join with this old fox to fulfill his dream.

    umamahaligam Tuesday, 19 March 2013 05:22 PM

    Had he done this during the height of the war in 2009 he could have saved lost lives in Srilanka and justified his cause.

    Lalith Tuesday, 19 March 2013 08:56 AM

    Dont connect these culprits with SRI LANKAN TAMILs.

    Ghafa Tuesday, 19 March 2013 05:42 PM

    this man has not visited to sri lanka in his life time, what he know about sri lanka, now comming out of indian govenment, he is like stampless money note hooooooooooooooo

    Waz Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:07 AM

    Create Tamil Elam in Tamil Nadu itself! SL is one for ever!

    tube light Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:13 AM

    All these are preplanned, orchestrated acts between The Center and Tamilnadu. Now Congress can justify their support to American proposal.

    Kuppaya Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:07 AM

    Man Mohan has become morn

    nalin Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:13 AM

    noting going to be change ......

    saliya Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:45 AM

    Hiding behind the Sri Lankan Tamil issue.

    Truth is DMK did not get the requested seat allocation from Congress for the forth coming election. So, let Karunanidhi fool many more tamilians.

    ind Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:07 AM

    For how long ?? I can remember your fast unto death some times back. Another joke !

    Ben Hurling Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:39 AM

    Great. India created LTTE. Now extreme Tamil nationalism is backfiring on Delhi. Thank you USA. Your resoltion in solidarity with TN is destabilsing India. USA can now divide and rule India. SL sit back and enjoy the unfolding comedy in India, sponsored by USA.

    Saman Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:08 AM

    Wonderful news. Let all these jokers perish and suffer. Indian central government will hopefully lean some lessons from this.

    Jexsankutty Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:10 AM

    He has made many stunts in the past for gaining selfish political mileage and for diverting the people and this is one such stunt so let us not take it seriously...

    DHA Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:14 AM

    Shame such a powerful man has to use Sri Lankan issue as a trump card to survive.....This shows you have not done a single development in your state.....

    Mohan Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:15 AM

    very good Srilankan Tamils are very happy

    Kuppaya Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:22 AM

    India will vote against Sri Lanka..Still our fools can not understand that..We should never believe Indians.

    Ananda Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:20 AM

    No brain only flesh. We can just imagine the people who elected him to this post.

    Dammika Tuesday, 19 March 2013 03:54 PM

    Excellent ... India will do very well

    ind Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:38 AM

    What developments in TN,

    meenavan Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:40 AM

    A political gimmix to capture the power of Tamil Nadu.....


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