Monday, March 7, 2011

DMK Ministers leave for Delhi, to quit UPA Government


Chennai, Mar 7 : DMK Union Ministers left for New Delhi this morning to submit their resignation letters after the party's high-level action committee decided to pull out from the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre and sever ties with the Congress.

Union Ministers M K Azhagiri, Dayananidhi Maran, S Jagathratchagan and D Napoleon left for Delhi by IC 404 flight to meet PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh around 1100 hrs and submit their papers.

In a brief talk with newspersons, Mr Azhagiri said as per the decision taken by the party’s high-level committee, ''We are resigning from the Cabinet.

''It is for the party high command to decide,'' he said when asked whether the DMK would reconsider its decision and take back the Congress if it wished to come back and rejoin the DMK-led alliance for the April 13 Assembly elections.

He replied in the negative when asked whether any Congress leader got in touch with the DMK after the party took the decision to snap ties and pull out from the UPA Government at the Centre.

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