Action against DMK leaders in 2G scam not to affect ties: Cong

With Kanimozhi set to appear before a CBI court in the 2G spectrum case, Congress said action against DMK leaders in the scam will have no bearing on its ties with the Dravidian party.

Last Updated: May 05, 2011, 21:53 PM IST

New Delhi: With Kanimozhi set to appear before
a CBI court in the 2G spectrum case, Congress on Thursday said
action against DMK leaders in the scam will have no bearing on
its ties with the Dravidian party.

The party also dismissed suggestions that it was likely to
succumb to ally pressure in this matter.

"There is absolutely no question of party acting under
any pressure. CBI is investigating the case under the Supreme
Court monitoring...we feel our ties with DMK have continued
for years seeing good and bad times. I do not think the
on-going investigations in the 2G issue will have any adverse
impact on Congress-DMK ties," party spokesperson Jayanthi
Natarajan told reporters here.

Natarajan, who is a senior Congress leader from Tamil
Nadu, at the same time insisted that Congress and DMK are
separate parties "but as allies we are working with great
harmony for the success of the coalition..."

43-year-old Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK patriarch M
Karunanidhi today said nobody should think she is an "easy
target" and asserted that she will fight the case legally.

Kanimozhi, who will appear before a CBI court tomorrow in
connection with the 2G case, said, "It is a very, very serious
charge and I am very clear and I am very sure that we will
come out of it and I will come out of it clean".

She was replying to a question on CBI naming her as a
co-conspirator in the case.

Asked whether she was prepared for the eventuality of her
arrest, she said, "If that is what the legal system wants, if
that is what the CBI wants then we have to wait and see. We
have to fight it whatever it is. We have to fight it legally".

"So we have to stand up and fight in the court. But lets
wait and see", the Rajya Sabha MP said.

PTI