Government, parties in talks on resolution on Sri Lankan Tamils

New Delhi: The government Wednesday said it was talking to political parties on a resolution concerning the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in parliament, but the move was not linked to the withdrawal of support by the DMK to the UPA.

The remarks were made by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram here, while addressing media people. He said the government was mulling over the resolution, seeing the sentiments of the Tamils.

Answering a query, he said the government was stable: “No one has questioned our stability,” Chidambaram said.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said it was part of government’s duty to highlight the feelings of the people of a state.

“Talks are being held (on the resolution),” he said.

Referring to the resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council, he said India’s foreign policy was decided keeping the national interest at the forefront.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said the Samajwadi Party was satisfied with the government’s response on the controversy over union minister Beni Prasad Verma’s alleged remarks that Mulayam Singh Yadav had “terrorist links”.

“They are satisfied. The issue is closed,” Kamal Nath said.


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