DMK threatens to withdraw ministers

DMK threatens to withdraw ministersThe Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi has threatened to pull out from UPA if the government does not take any step to stop the killings of Lankan Tamil by the Sri Lankan army.

"Neither DMK nor other parties are heartless enough to ignore sufferings of Tamils in the neighborhood and cling to power. To press for an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, our ministers in the central cabinet will quit if needed,’’ Mr Karunanidhi told the state assembly.

“Our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should point out to Rajapaksa that several nations (including) India, Pakistan, the US and Britain do not bomb their citizens despite facing (issues of) terrorism,” Mr Karunanidhi added on the last day of the winter session of the Tamilnadu assembly.

Mr Karunanidhi’s comments come a day after a meeting between Mr Singh and Mr Rajapaksa. The Lankan army in their mission to combat LTTE has allegedly killed a large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka.