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Nov 25, 2012 at 07:29pm IST

Ghulam Nabi Azad meets Karunanidhi on FDI issue ahead of all-part meet

New Delhi: Ahead of all-party meeting, which is slated on Monday, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday met DMK chief Karunanidhi to try and bring the ally on board on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in multi-brand retail.

Azad said, "DMK has requests Centre to have a meeting of allies on FDI issue."

The Union Minister said that the Centre will not force DMK or any other state government on implementation of FDI in retail sector.

The DMK is now the second-largest party in the UPA after the Congress; it adds 18 Lok Sabha MPs to the government.

The DMK chief had on November 20 said that his party will not support the Centre's decision to allow foreign investment in the sector.

With additional Inputs From PTI