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I am extremely happy, says Karunanidhi

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DMK president M. Karunanidhi
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While expressing happiness over grant of bail to his daughter and party MP Kanimozhi, DMK president M. Karunanidhi declined to discuss the reasons behind delay in securing bail.

“At a time when we should be happy, we cannot go in search of reasons behind the delay,” he told reporters at his Gopalapuram residence on Monday. “I am extremely happy,” he said.

To a question whether Ms. Kanimozhi would be rewarded with a big post in the party, he said: “As a father I expressed my happiness. But I am not an autocrat and the party will take a decision.”

First reaction

Asked what would be his first reaction when he met her, he said, “Oh, at least now you have come out.”

Asked whether the bail would be a precursor to a positive outcome in the case, he said it would be inappropriate to discuss courts and the trials.

On whether he would advise the former Union Minister, A. Raja, to move the court for bail now, Mr. Karunanidhi said if Mr. Raja sought his opinion he would advise accordingly. But Mr. Raja, so far, has not approached him.

When reminded of Mr. Raja's statement that he would file a petition only after Ms. Kanimozhi was granted bail, he said Mr. Raja had not discussed anything with him before expressing his views on the issue.

Reception

Asked whether the party had plans to organise a grand reception to Ms. Kanimozhi, he said there should be reception, but one could not say if it would be grand or not.

“She is out on bail after spending six months in jail. If everyone is united in their heartfelt welcome, everyone will be happy,” he said.

Mr. Karunanidhi said Ms. Kanimozhi's mother was also happy about the outcome.

He said her visit to Chennai would be decided after completing the formalities in the court.

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No sympathy for any of the accused who have walked out yesterday.
However, everyone of us know that most politicians are corrupt. But why
are Kanimozhi and Raja singled out? We pretty well know that Raja and
Kanimozhi could not have siphoned off thousands of crores without the
knowledge of Congress. But none in Congress has been accused in the case
so far. Hence the trial is definitely biased. Obviously, political
reasons behind. Just give a quiet thought.

from:  Ponnusamy Kounder
Posted on: Nov 30, 2011 at 09:00 IST

The supreme court verdict on Jailing people before conviction tells volumes of the high handedness of our bureaucrats and their Napoleonic version of Justice. Regardless of the gravity of her crime, she posed no immediate threat to anyone anymore out of jail than in jail.While condemning crime as a whole, we handled the process no better than in a dictatorship or in a banana republic. The CBI had had every opportunity to summon her at will and conduct their enquiries without punishing her without a conviction. What the public at large must understand that this sort of knee jerk justice could happen to anyone anyuwhere.
A person who bears grudges against another could fabricate a serious charge, produce false witnesses and have anyone put in justice without bail . I hope The CBI can convict and prosecute ms Kanmimozhi if she is truly guilty and I would really be a satisfied person. Regretably their bail issue was handled badly and without any justice.

from:  Barney Culas
Posted on: Nov 29, 2011 at 20:04 IST

Three cheers for Kanimozhi. I congratulate her for going through the ordeal successfully. It has made her strong and opened the gate for her political rise in the national scene. I wish her all success and safe journey through her future life.

from:  B B Lal
Posted on: Nov 29, 2011 at 05:39 IST
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