Karat demands `serious investigation` into Maran issue

CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat demanded a "serious investigation" into allegations that Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran had indirectly been a beneficiary of kick-backs.

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2011, 17:36 PM IST

Chennai: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash
Karat on Wednesday demanded a "serious investigation" into
allegations that Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran had
indirectly been a beneficiary of kick-backs.

Maran is facing allegations that his family-owned Sun TV
Network was a beneficiary of pay-offs by a Malaysian company
which benefitted from equity sold by mobile service provider
Aircel.
"What I have seen of the case, I think it requires a
serious investigation," he told reporters after calling on his
ally, AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders after
the rainbow coalition led by AIADMK, Left and DMDK swept the
April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

PTI