MDMK chief Vaiko quits NDA, claims Modi Government acting against Tamils

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Chennai, Dec 8: The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) on Monday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) accusing the Modi Government of acting against the interest of Tamils.

The decision in this regard was taken in party's parliamentary board meeting which was held in Chennai on Monday. According to media reports, a resolution for snapping ties with the BJP was passed in the meeting.

MDMK chief Vaiko

The resolution alleged that the BJP government had not taken care of the people's needs of Tamil Nadu, say media reports‎. It also said the Modi government had not acted in favour of Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery water issue.

The resolution also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa for winning elections.

The resolution also termed the release of five Tamil fishermen from Sri Lanka as drama. It said the NDA Government does not want to solve the fisherman issue.

MDMK was one of the early entrants to the NDA coalition in Tamil Nadu. It entered a coalition with BJP along with other regional parties like DMDK, the PMK before the Lok Sabha polls. The party was not able to open its account in the general elections. Party chief Vaiko himself lost to AIADMK candidate from Virudhunagar.

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