Patna, Mar 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday poked fun at the Congress-led UPA Government after its key ally, the DMK, threatened to pull out its ministers from the Union Cabinet.
Jaitley claimed that it was in allies’ interest to continue corrupt administration of the UPA.
“I have seen stand of all the UPA allies. They only preach and don’t practice. They have threatened many times. It is in their interest to continue corrupt administration of the UPA,” he told the media here.
The DMK, which has mounted pressure on the Centre on its demand to punish ‘war criminals’ in Sri Lanka, has threatened to pull out its ministers from the Union Cabinet if its demand to bring in amendments to the US-backed resolution at UNHRC in Geneva was not conceded.
“DMK will find it meaningless to continue in the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Cabinet if our demand is not obliged to,” DMK supremo Karunanidhi said in a statement late on Friday night.
“While so many opinions on the resolution by the US are doing the rounds, DMK insists on New Delhi bringing amendments to that motion, wherein those responsible for genocide are identified and an independent international probe is launched against the war-criminals within a specified time frame,” he added.
Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy has, however, said that the Centre will take an appropriate decision on the U N resolution on Human rights violations in Sri Lanka after considering all aspects of the issue. (ANI)