3 top Cong leaders at Karuna door, no deal yet
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A first round of talks between the Congress and DMK over the Sri Lankan issue was inconclusive Monday. At his meeting with three senior union ministers, DMK chief M Karunanidhi demanded that Parliament adopt a resolution seeking to declare the Sri Lankan army action against the LTTE a genocide, and establish a credible international probe into allegations of war crimes during the final stages of the war in 2009.
Afterward, Karunanidhi said the ministers — A K Antony, P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad — had promised to consider the demand. But the central emissaries declined to speak about the meeting.
"We spoke in detail about the contents of the letter Karunanidhi had written to the Prime Minister and Congress president (Sonia Gandhi). We will apprise the PM of details," Azad said.
The ministers rushed to Chennai after Karunanidhi threatened to walk out of the UPA if India failed to incorporate his demands as amendments to the US-backed draft resolution on Lanka at the UNHRC. They arrived at Karunanidhi's residence at 5.30 pm, and were joined by M K Stalin an hour later. The meeting continued for two-and-a-half hours.
India has called its permanent representative at the UN to New Delhi. An MEA spokesperson said the final draft of the resolution would be available late Monday evening Geneva time.
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