Chennai: Congress on Tuesday described as "unexpected," DMK's announcement to pull out of UPA government.

The party said the Centre was holding consultations on DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's new demand on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue.

"I believe Centre is holding discussions on further steps," on Karunanidhi's demand that Parliament adopt a resolution incorporating DMK suggested amendments, TNCC president and MP BS Gnanadesikan said.
He said three Central Ministers AK Antony, P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad had flown down on Monday and held talks with the DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.
"Because, the Centre is in a position where it has to discuss (the matter) with all political parties," he said. In the meantime Karunanidhi had announced quitting UPA, he noted.
Gnanadesikan said this was an "unexpected announcement" and he had himself asked India to play a proactive role on this issue, while debating it in Parliament.
"I hope the Central government consults all political parties, and as regards the amendments talks to other countries and takes a decision," he said in a statement.


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