As the Congress
Core Group went into consultations to decide on the party's stand in the country participating in CHOGM, DMK
supremo M Karunanidhi
today stepped up pressure insisting that India
should boycott the meet hosted by Colombo on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
Karunanidhi responding to queries by reporters here expressed hope that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
would act as per his conscience.
"PM has conscience. (It will be) enough if he acts according to that," Karunanidhi said.
To a question, he said since DMK
has already quit the UPA
led Ministry, the question of the party supporting the government did not arise.
"We have already quit the cabinet. Outside support is not the issue now," he said.
snapped its ties with UPA
during this March over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and withdrew its ministers from the Manmohan Singh
Political parties in the state, including AIADMK, DMK
and BJP, were strongly opposed to India's participation in CHOGM being held from November 15, and the state Assembly
has also adopted a resolution seeking complete boycott of the event.
Core Group is meeting in Delhi to decide on the issue today.