New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government is stable and enjoys majority support in parliament, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday, after the DMK withdrew its support.
“The government is stable, the government enjoys majority in the Lok Sabha,” he told the media here after DMK chief M. Karunanidhi announced his party was pulling out of the UPA over the Sri Lanka issue.
“The government is stable and will continue,” he added.
The DMK Tuesday quit the UPA and its government voicing dismay over India’s stand over Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
The DMK wants a resolution to be passed by the UNHRC declaring that “genocide” and “war crimes” had been committed against Tamils by the Sri Lankan army and sought an independent international probe.
The finance minister said that the “two suggestions” made by the DMK were “considered at great length” at a Congress core group meeting.
He said consultations with all political parties on whether a resolution should be adopted by the parliament or not had begun.
The Bharatiya Janata Party accused the government of working against national interests and said that it was ready for elections.
“This government is not working in the interest of the country. We are always ready for elections,” party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.