2G: Karunanidhi meets daughter Kanimozhi in jail
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 23:18
  
New Delhi: For a second time in a month, an emotional M Karunanidhi met his daughter Kanimozhi, arrested in the 2G spectrum scam case, at the Tihar jail here on Tuesday and spent nearly 45 minutes with her.

The 88-year-old DMK President drove to the jail at around 4.30 PM accompanied by his wife Rajathi Ammal, his son and Union Minister M K Alagiri.

Karunanidhi, who arrived here this morning, met Kanimozhi at the assistant jail superintendent's office and spent over 20 minutes with her without his family members around.

Sources said the DMK chief brought some 'namkeen' from Tamil Nadu for his daughter. After 20 minutes, the father-daughter duo were joined by Alagiri and Rajathi.

Sources said both Kanimozhi and Karunanidhi were composed and were seen talking to each other for most part of the meeting.

This is Karunanidhi's second meeting with Kanimozhi after she was arrested and sent to jail on May 20. Earlier, he met her on May 23.

"The family members were with Kanimozhi for nearly 30 minutes. They spoke in Tamil," sources said.

The sources said Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi, Alagiri and Rajathi were not disturbed by jail officials during the meeting.

After some time, former Telecom Minister A Raja and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar joined the meeting.

DMK leaders T R Baalu, K Ponmudy and Duraimurugan were also present at this stage.

Karunanidhi's visit came a day after the Supreme Court refused bail to Kanimozhi.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 23:18


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