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May 22, 2012 at 09:20am IST

Mamata, Karunanidhi to skip UPA-II's 3-year dinner

New Delhi: Key UPA allies Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and DMK chief M Karunanidhi will not attend the Prime Minister's dinner on Tuesday to celebrate three years of the UPA II in power. While Mamata is 'pre-occupied' in Bengal, the DMK is sending party leader TR Baalu for the event.

Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress all-India General Secretary Mukul Roy, a close aide of Mamata, said he is likely to attend the dinner with some other party MPs.

"It is basically a dinner extended by the Prime Minister every year to all MPs of the UPA and Mamata is not an MP now," he added.

Mamata, Karunanidhi to skip UPA-II's 3-year dinner

While Mamata is 'pre-occupied' in Bengal, Karunanidhi gave no reason for skipping the celebration.

However, the DMK chief has not given any reason for missing the celebrations.

(With additional information from PTI)

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