MK regrets media report on Stalin in 'walkout from UPA'
Chennai, Mar 21 : Taking exception to a media report accusing DMK Treasurer M K Stalin of being responsible for the party pulling out of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre,DMK Chief M K Karunanidhi today said important decisions are taken by the party after due deliberations at either the general council or the executive committee.
In a statement here, Mr Karunanidhi, chronicling the sequence of events leading to the pull out of the DMK from the UPA, said on May 18 Union Ministers A K Antony, P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad met and discussed with him the Sri Lankan Tamil issue.
Following this, he, party general secretary K Anbazhagan, treasurer M K Stalin, deputy general secretary Durai Murugan and leader of the parliamentary Party T R Baalu held detailed discussions.
On May 19, the party announced the pull out from the UPA government at the centre.
A prominent english daily had reported that Mr Stalin had threatened to leave the DMK, if it did not sever ties with the UPA government.
Hence, the DMK had to take the decision of leaving the coalition at the centre, the report claimed.
Mr Karunanidhi said while some newspapers in Tamil Nadu distorted the truth, it was a matter of regret for a daily of this stature to have tread a similar path.