Chennai, March 19: When the country is talking about DMK's shocking decision of pulling out its support from UPA government, Janta Party supremo Subramanian Swamy came up with another shocking statement.
Terming DMK's decision as mere "posturing" and "drama", Swamy on Tuesday, March 19 claimed that he was not surprised by the move at all. He also asserted that the DMK patriarch is scared of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.
The Janata Party chief was quoted as saying, "After one month or one week they will come back. I think Karunanidhi is scared of Jayalalithaa and he is scared of being left behind."
Swamy added that in his opinion the resolution was a good one and India needed to support it.
Karunanidhi, during a press conference in Chennai on Tuesday, announced that five ministers of his party would submit their resignations soon.
With the pullout of the 18 DMK MPs in the Lok Sabha, the strength of the UPA government declines from 295 to 277 in the upper house of Parliament.
The DMK has also ruled out any question of external support but said it may consider changing its stand based on the government's stand on US resolutions against Sri Lanka.
The UPA, however, has letters of outside support from the Samajwadi Party (SP) as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which have 22 and 21 MPs respectively.
Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram ruled out all speculations regarding threats to the Central government. Chidambaram said, "Let me assure everyone that the government is absolutely stable and enjoys a majority in the Lok Sabha."
"The DMK leader has said he will review ohis decision if we pass a resolution in the house. We have taken note of that also. However at this point, the government is stable, the government will continue, and the government has a majority in the house," added Chidambaram.