Karunanidhi warns UPA over Lanka Tamil issue

January 23rd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Jan 23 (ANI): Tamilnadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi has moved a resolution in the State assembly, urging the Centre to take tougher steps to ensure a cease fire in Sri Lanka.

The resolution has been touted the final request to the United Progressive Alliance.

Karunanidhi has warned that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will hold a general council meeting to initiate further action inn case the Government fails to act on the issue.

However, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has opposed the resolution saying that the move would serve no purpose as a similar issue has been issued to the Centre before.

Karunanidhi was under constant pressure from his allies to act strongly in the Lankan issue. He appreciated his party saying that the matter was taken up effectively only because the DMK is in power.

He also added that his party is willing to forego power if a separate Tamil land within Sri Lanka can be guaranteed. (ANI)

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