Three more DMK MPs resign on Sri Lankan Tamils issue

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Chennai, Oct 17 (UNI) Three more Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Rajya Sabha members today submitted their resignation on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

The MPs--Trichy Shiva, Jinnah and Vasanthi Stanlay-- submitted their resignation letters to party President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

All these MPs have post-dated their resignation letters on October 29.

This followed the resoultion adopted at the all-party meeting on October 14 that all MPs from Tamil Nadu, would resign if the Central Government did not prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government to declare a ceasefire within two weeks.

Ms Kanimozhi, the poetess daughter of Mr Karunanidhi was the first Member of Parliament in Tamil Nadu, to submit her papers.

The four Rajya Sabha members, who submitted their resignations wanted to drive home the point that the resolution meant not only the Lok Sabha members but also Rajya Sabha members.

All the resignation letters were addressed to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

Party sources said the DMK leader would take an appropriate decision at the end of the two-week long deadline.

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