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Karunanidhi insists PM should not attend CHOGM

Expressed hope that Manmohan Singh would act as per his conscience

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

As the Core Group went into consultations to decide on the party's stand in the country participating in CHOGM, supremo today stepped up pressure insisting that 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 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 has already quit the 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 during this March over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and withdrew its ministers from the ministry.

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 has also adopted a resolution seeking complete boycott of the event.

Core Group is meeting in Delhi to decide on the issue today.

First Published: Fri, November 08 2013. 13:57 IST