Hours after M Karunanidhi led DMK party announced their withdrawal, Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram says the UPA government is stable and it enjoys majority.
“There is absolutely no crisis. The consultation process with other parties has begun to find a resolution to the problem,” he told the Indian Parliament.
Meanwhile, the President of the Janata Party of India Subramaniam Swamy has however rubbished the DMK pullout saying if the party was indeed serious, why didn't they write to the President.
“The government needs support from all parties if the resolution against Sri Lanka has to be passed on Friday. It may therefore call an all-party meet to decide the next step,” he said.
UPA Leader Sonia Gandhi reacting to DMK quitting the government, said "I have nothing to say now. I am most pained by reports of continued atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils. Tamils have always been denied their rights in Sri Lanka. Anguished over reports of unspeakable atrocities on Tamils there.”
Karunanidhi drops the bomb: DMK pulling out of UPA: DMK chief M Karunanidhi announces that party is pulling out of the UPA. Addressing a press conference at Chennai, Karunanidhi says 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. Five ministers will be submitting their resignations shortly, announced Karunanidhi.(Live Minit)