17 DMK MPs submit resignation letters to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 October 2008, 10:22 GMT]
Following Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi's ultimatum to the Central Government of India Tuesday on the national issue of Eezam Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, 17 Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam including 2 Central ministers handed their resignation letters Friday to CM Karunanidhi in Chennai, media reports in Chennai said. Meanwhile, Tamil Film Industry will hold a rally Sunday in Rameswaram demanding the Centre to take efforts to stop the war on Eezham Tamils.

2,100 Cinema Halls in entire Tamil Nadu State will be shut down for three days from Sunday while Tamil Nadu State Industry stops all its activities during the three days as a mark of support to Tamil Nadu State's demands to stop the war on Eezam Tamils, media reports in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, said.

The all-party meeting organized Tuesday presided byissue, all 40 members of parliament from Tamil Nadu would resign en masse.

The resolution passed in the all party meeting in Tamil Nadu demanded the Central Government to take measures to ensure that there is no war in Sri Lanka and that peace prevails in Tamil homeland.

In the meantime Kalaignar Karunandhi has announced that a human chain demonstration would be held on 21 October to remind the Union Governement of India about Tamil Nadu State's ultimatum.


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