No strains in ties with Cong despite 2G probe: Kanimozhi

DMK`s Kanimozhi said her party will come out clean in the CBI probe into the 2G spectrum issue.

Updated: Dec 16, 2010, 23:11 PM IST

Chennai: DMK MP Kanimozhi on Thursday said her party will come out clean in the CBI probe into the 2G spectrum issue and voiced confidence that the ties with the
Congress will not come under strain on the issue.

"The law has to take its own course. It is a process to prove us not guilty. Definitely we will come out clean," Kanimozhi, who is the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi,
told reporters here, a day after CBI conducted raids against her associates and those close to ex-telecom minister A Raja.

Asserting that DMK was open to the ongoing probe, she denied any strain in ties with the Congress party.

"No strains at all.... I am sure together we will prove that nothing wrong is going on," she said replying to a question whether the developments had affected ties with the
Congress.

Kanimozhi denied allegations that her mother Rajathi Ammal owned Royal Enterprises, a furniture mart, had purchased prime land on arterial Anna road, saying "the property was owned by a private party and not by Tatas, as reported in some media.

"One former employee of the furniture mart, Saravanan acted as an intermediary and the property was sold to a Malaysian businessman. My family has no connection in the
deal," she said.

In a crackdown yesterday as part of the 2G spectrum scam probe, CBI searched 34 offices and residences of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia, former TRAI Chairman Pradip
Baijal, siblings of Raja and an NGO linked to Kanimozhi and claimed to have recovered several incriminating documents.

The premises of Kamaraj, Associate Editor of Tamil magazine `Nakkeran` in Chennai, Raja`s brother and sister near Tiruchirappalli and Tamil Maiyam, an NGO in which Kanimozhi, is on the Board of Directors were among those searched.

The investigating agency also swooped down on the premises of Raja`s auditor Subramanyam and also auditor of Kanimozhi`s mother.

Not breaking-up with DMK: Congress

Speaking in the same tone, Congress too on Thursday dismissed suggestions of souring of
ties with its key ally.

"There is going to be no difference in the Congress-
DMK relations because of CBI (raids)," AICC general secretary
Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters.

The Union health minister, who is also in-charge of
party affairs in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, said the relations
between Congress and DMK leadership are very cordial.

"We will continue with our relations as such... there
will be no souring in the relationship," he said.

Asked how does Congress views the meeting of senior
leaders of DMK being called by party chief M Karunanidhi, Azad
said it has nothing to say on it.

Another party general secretary Digivijay Singh saw
"no threat" to the UPA government over this episode.

PTI