Saturday 19 April 2014
News updated at 8:24 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.4°C
Min : 22.5°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Lanka resolution: Union ministers to meet DMK chief

New Delhi, Mar 18, 2013 (PTI)
File Photo

Government today said that a decision on India's stand on the US resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council will be taken only after a discussion with DMK chief M Karunanidhi.

Union ministers P Chidambaram, A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad will today hold talks with Karunanidhi, who had threatened that his party will pull out of the ruling UPA if it failed to move amendments to the US-sponsored resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue at the UNHRC.

"Our three senior ministers are going to meet him (Karunanidhi). He has certain objections, certain suggestions. They will discuss with him the proposal that is coming before the UN, how to present it. Only after this discussion, Government will take a decision," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters outside Parliament.


Congress sources have been maintaining that the three leaders have been asked to convince Karunanidhi that Government will not compromise with the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils at any cost.

Both Chidambaram and Antony are said to have good rapport with the DMK supremo while Azad is the Congress in charge of Tamil Nadu affairs.

After threatening to pull out DMK ministers from the Government on Friday, Karunanidhi had shot off letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, saying he feels "let down" by the "lukewarm" response of the government.

The US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka is expected to come up for voting at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 21.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg drives in rain during the qualifying session of Chinese...

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg drives in rain during the qualifying session of Chinese...

Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday...

Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday...

India activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals dressed as rabbits hold...

India activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals dressed as rabbits hold...

Wheat sacks getting spoilt as they have been put in open after heavy rain at Hodal anajmandi...

Wheat sacks getting spoilt as they have been put in open after heavy rain at Hodal anajmandi...

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi at a special screening of 'Amazing Spiderman 2' ...

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi at a special screening of 'Amazing Spiderman 2' ...

Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523