Chennai/New Delhi: The DMK today put on hold the resignation of its six ministers from the UPA Government in a dramatic new turn with the party and Congress engaged in hectic negotiations to sort out their seat-sharing problems in Tamil Nadu.
On a day of hectic developments, senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee telephoned DMK chief M Karunanidhi twice and urged him not to pull out his ministers from the cabinet during the Budget Session and sought a day’s time to resolve problems.
“Pranab Mukherjee called our President M Karunanidhi twice during the day. The Congress has asked for a day’s time.
So, the withdrawal of ministers from the government has been put on hold till tomorrow,” Deputy Chief Minister and DMK treasurer M K Stalin told reporters at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai.
Asked when the issue will be resolved, Stalin said: “they have asked for a day.