India

DMK Likely to Withdraw Support Tomorrow

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) announced today it would withdraw its support to the United Progressive Alliance government. Party’s senior leader senior leader and MP T.R. Baalu said that its ministers would submit their resignation on tomorrow.

He informed the media that the party’s minister would go to New Delhi tomorrow to submit their resignation tomorrow. DMK has six members in the Union Cabinet, including M.K. Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran.

TR Balu addressing the media (file photo)

DMK has adopted this stand because of the ongoing dispute with the Congress party on seat sharing for the upcoming assembly election in Tamil Nadu, which is scheduled to be held on April 13. DMK has offered 60 seats to the Congress party as against the latter demand of 63 seats.

Baalu also said that no one from Congress had got in touch with the Dravidian party after it had announced the decision to pull out from the Cabinet.

The DMK had on Saturday announced its decision to pull out of the government, saying the Congress did not want the Dravidian party to continue in the alliance. However, it had said that it would extend issue-based support to the government.

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