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There is no threat to UPA government: Azad

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Jammu: In the backdrop of DMK withdrawing support to the UPA government over Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said there is no threat to the government.

“The government has full majority. There is no threat to UPA government. We have the numbers. We have other supporters which are supporting UPA from outside, besides those who are part of UPA except DMK,” Azad told reporters here.

The Minister, who was on a day-long visit of Udhampur-Doda belt of Jammu region, said, “Parliamentary elections will be held on time”.

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Azad, along with Defence Minister A K Antony and Finance Minister P Chidambaram had met Karunanidhi on March 18 after the DMK supremo had threatened to pull out of the alliance.

“We were not expecting that DMK will withdraw support. We were with them till late in the night. We talked over two and half hours with them (DMK leadership),” Azad said.

“They raised demand of moving amendments to the US-sponsored resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue at the UNHRC. We had told them, we will reach Delhi and will talk to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister,” he said.

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“We thought they will wait for one or two days. If they had waited, it would have been better,” he said.

DMK withdrew support to the UPA yesterday and the party’s five Union ministers today submitted their resignation to the Prime Minister.a

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Published on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 05:23 PM IST
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