Government, parties in talks on resolution on Sri Lankan Tamils

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 06:00 hrs

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it was talking to political parties on a resolution concerning the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in parliament, but the move was not linked to the withdrawal of support by the DMK to the UPA.

Addressing the media here, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the proposed resolution was not linked to the DMK's decision to withdraw support.

He said the government was mulling over the resolution, seeing the sentiments of the Tamils.

Answering a query, he said the government was stable: "No one has questioned our stability," Chidambaram said.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said it was part of government's duty to highlight the feelings of the people of a state.

"Talks are being held (on the resolution)," he said.

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