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Sri Lanka war crimes: DMK to withdraw five Union ministers

March 14, 2012 23:28 IST

The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam is all set to withdraw its five Union ministers from the United Progressive Alliance-2 by the weekend to express solidarity with the Sri Lankan Tamil issue. The step is expected to be taken to put UPA-2 on notice if India voted in favour of Sri Lanka in Geneva where the United Nations Human Rights Council is currently in session.

DMK ministers MK Alagiri, SS Palanimanickam, Jagadrakshakan, Napolean and Gandhi Selvan are expected to meet DMK chief M Karunanidhi by the weekend and offer their resignation letters.

The DMK wants to take the emotional issue of alleged war crimes to a logical conclusion, as the DMK was disappointed to receive the prime minister's letter on the Sri Lankan war crime issue.

Voting on the issue is expected on March 23, but the DMK wants India to commit its policy before a voting takes place.

A correspondent in New Delhi