We had no other choice: Kanimozhi
New Delhi, Mar 19 : Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday said the party had no other' choice' but to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi told media: "The DMK had no choice but to pull out (of the UPA)."
Giving to blow to the Congress-led coalition and reducing it to a minority, M Karunanidhi's DMK on Tuesday pulled out of the UPA government at the centre over its stand on the Sri Lanka human rights issue at the UNHRC session at Geneva.
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.
The UPA has been reduced to a minority after the exit of 18 DMK MPs. The UPA with outside support of SP (22 MPs) and BSP (21 MPs) has 277 members now after the pullout.
The DMK wanted India to go for a strongly worded resolution against Sri Lanka for its atrocities and killings of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka that followed after the civil war in that country ended with the defeat of the LTTE.
"I am pulling out of the UPA government," said Karunanidhi in Chennai. He said he felt let down by the government and it has always worked for the Tamils.
"Sri Lanka has committed serious crimes and the DMK has always condemned these crimes," said Karunanidhi.
However, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government is stable even as the Congress called a core committee meeting.
He said the government has taken note of the statement of Karunanidhi and indicated a resolution on the Sri Lanka issue in Parliament in keeping with what DMK wanted.
He hoped that DMK might review its decision.