Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has convened a meeting of the party's high-level executive committee on March 22 to discuss India's stand on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
A press release issued by party general secretary K. Anbazhagan on Saturday announced the party's decision to convene the meeting to discuss the issue. The Union government has been maintaining that India is against country-specific resolutions, even as DMK president M. Karunanidhi has already made it clear that India's failure to support the resolution would be deemed as a betrayal of Tamils.
On Wednesday, before leaving for election campaign in Sankarankoil, Mr. Karunanidhi, responding to a specific question, said the DMK's high-level executive committee would decide the question on withdrawal of support to the UPA government at the Centre if India failed to support the resolution against Sri Lanka.
“I alone cannot take a decision. The party's high-level executive committee will discuss and arrive at a decision,” he had said.
Earlier in the wake of media reports on killing of LTTE leader Prabakharan's son by the Sri Lankan Army, Mr. Karunanidhi wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to take a stand against Sri Lanka.
But the Prime Minister, in his letter to Mr. Karunanidhi, said India was averse to the idea of confrontational approach.