The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday pulled out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre over its stand on the Sri Lanka human rights issue at the UNHRC session at Geneva, dealing a body blow to the Congress led coalition and reducing it to a minority.
DMK, which was the biggest ally of the UPA after the Trinamool Congress walked out, said it would not lend outside support too. Five DMK ministers will quit the government.
Image: Tamil activists and students shout slogans while pushing past a barricade during a protest against Sri Lanka’s alleged wartime abuses, in Chennai, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. DMK withdrew from UPA on Tuesday over its unmet demands that India amend the U.N. resolution to declare that Sri Lanka committed genocide against its minority Tamil population during the final months of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.