DMK to fight 2G taint, legally

The CBI had named Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi as co-conspirator in the 2G case.

Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 13:11 PM IST

Chennai: DMK did not walk out of the
UPA alliance at the Centre Wednesday over the 2G issue and decided
to fight the case legally.

After a meeting of the party`s high-level committee, DMK
president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister expressed `anguish`
over inclusion Kanimozhi`s name in the second charge sheet in
the spectrum allocation case by CBI and said they would fight
the issue legally to prove the their innocence of his daughter
and the party in court.

`We will take legal steps to prove the truth`, he told

Ever since the supplementary charge sheeting naming
Kanimozhi as an accused was filed in a Delhi court on Monday,
there has been speculation that DMK might adopt a hard line
and could even think of quitting the UPA.

Asked whether Kanimozhi would appear before a CBI court
at Delhi on May 6, where she had been summoned, he replied in
the affirmative.

`She is not Jayalalithaa to ignore the court summons`,
he said in a reference to the AIADMK leader seeking exemption
from personal appearance in the disproportionate wealth case
against her in a Bangalore court.

Asked whether Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV CEO Sarath
Kumar, who had also been summoned, would seek anticipatory
bail, Karunanidhi said the lawyers would decide about it.

To a query, Karunanidhi said the party did not face any
embarrassment on the issue.

The meeting adopted a resolution blaming some parties to
create lack of confidence among UPA allies and to break the

It said the 2G case was being used to defame the DMK
which would seek legal recourse.

It also expressed surprise over inclusion of Kanimozhi`s
name in the supplementary charge sheet.