CHENNAI/NEW DELHI, March 6 � The DMK and Congress were today locked in a battle of attrition, a day after the regional party announced pulling out its ministers from the UPA government with neither party making any moves to break the deadlock in the aftermath of failure of seat-sharing talks for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, reports PTI.
Highly-placed sources in both the parties in Chennai and Delhi said they were not going to blink first and were prepared for any fallout over the DMK high-powered committee�s decision last night to withdraw from the government and its impact on the highly-successful seven-year-old alliance between the two parties.
DMK Parliamentary Party leader T R Baalu said the party�s six ministers, two of them at the level of Cabinet, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh around noon and submit their resignation. He said none from the Congress leadership had made any contact with the DMK high command on the current state of relations.
In Delhi, equally the Congress party also did not appear to be the one to be in a hurry to buckle to what it considers DMK�s pressure tactics. �No initiative will be taken by us to break the deadlock and we are prepared for DMK�s move to pull out its ministers from the government,� the sources said on condition of anonymity.