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Mar 29, 2013 at 05:07pm IST

DMK won't support UPA government in any form, reiterates Karunanidhi

Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi on Friday reiterated that his party would not give support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in any form. He said his party pulled out of the UPA alliance because its demand on Sri Lanka Tamils issue was not met. "We came out of the cabinet as nothing was being done for Tamils in Sri Lanka," said Karunanidhi.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister maintained that a credible and independent international inquiry should be conducted into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. "Whichever party comes to power in Centre should accept our demands," he said.

ALSO SEE Alagiri skips DMK meet, party decides against outside support to UPA

The DMK in its executive meeting on Monday decided not to extend even outside support to the UPA. "We have withdrawn support to the UPA and have decided not to offer even outside support to the UPA," party leader Tiruchi Shiva had said.

The meet had come days after India voted against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva. India did not move any amendments to the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka even as the DMK had demanded inclusion of the word 'genocide' in the draft.