PM, Sonia Gandhi threatened;Karuna's DMK likely to leave UPA

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Karuna and Sonia
Chennai, March 16: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi once again have encountered with a new crisis to save its government. Now, second biggest constituent of the Congress-led UPA, DMK with its 18 MPs threatened to break the alliance.

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Saturday, March 16 asserted that his party will pull out its support from the Congress-led UPA government if India did not bring in amendments in a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo (Sri Lanka) at the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council.

During a press conference here on Saturday, the 88-year-old leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said, "DMK will find it meaningless to continue in the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Cabinet if our demand is not obliged to."

Karunanidhi and his party members have been asking India to vote against Sri Lanka during the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which is expected to be held in March 2013.

Sri Lanka has been cornered by many countries following its alleged atrocities on Tamils during the last phase of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The DMK supremo urged India to make the amendments in a matter that "...those responsible for genocide are identified and an independent international probe is launched against the war criminals within a specified time frame."

Now, it seems that with his latest threat, Karunanidhi cornered the PM and Mrs Gandhi who would definitely be under pressure while taking the crucial decision on vote against or for Colombo.

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