New Delhi: DMK chief M Karunanidhi`s
daughter and party MP Kanimozhi says she will "stand and
fight" even if the CBI names her in the 2G spectrum scam
chargesheet, which is expected to be filed soon.
She also said she would continue to support former
Telecom Minister A Raja as long as the DMK extends support to
"Whatever it is I will stand and fight. I am here to
stay," she said when asked what would she do if CBI names her
in the chargsheet in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.
The Rajya Sabha MP also dismissed as "perceptions"
reports that the 2G spectrum scam will impact the party hugely
in the April 13 Assembly elections.
"See, right from the beginning we have been saying
that it is a perception, the allegations are based on
perception and the court case is in court and let the process
go and let`s see what comes out of it," she said to a TV news channel.
"...I don`t think this election is going to be decided
on perceptions. This election is going to be decided on what
has been done, black and white. What is being delivered by the
government; what is there for people to see," she said.
"I will continue doing and pursuing other interests
but I am here to stay. I will stay, fight and come out clean,"
she said in response to a specific query.
Kanimozhi also admitted that there was a "rift" in the
DMK`s first family during the time of the UPA-II cabinet
"...Of course, there was a rift and then it happens in
every family, so why do you want to make an issue out of it?"
She also strongly rejected criticism that promise of
mixies and grinders to people was indeed "free gifts", saying
they were not.
Asked how her father felt about the events in the past
4 months, including A Raja`s arrest and CBI seeking
clarification from her on certain issues in 2G scam, Kanimozhi
said, "He has over 75 years of political career behind him and
I`m sure he has seen much more than all this to be disturbed
greatly by allegations, which are baseless."