DMK withdraws from ruling UPA coalition
Mar 19 2013 , New Delhi
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is based in Tamil Nadu, and has often pressured the government to do more to protect Sri Lanka's minority Tamil population.
The DMK has 18 seats in the Lok Sabha as part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's coalition, which already rules in a minority. Singh's Congress party can continue to govern with parliamentary support from two other regional parties.