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Updated: March 11, 2011 22:19 IST

We are cooperating with CBI: Kanimozhi

S. Vijay Kumar
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The headquarters of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) here was bustling with political activity on Friday, but it was not merely the high-level talks between the Congress and the DMK to decide on the Assembly constituencies they would contest that attracted a huge media attention.

The Central Bureau of Investigation, the country's premier investigating agency, was also at the same venue as part of its probe into the 2G spectrum scam. The CBI team questioned Kanimozhi, daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, and his wife Dayalu Ammal, at the office of Kalaignar TV, in which they hold 80 per cent stakes.

The questioning went on, even as aspiring candidates were being interviewed by the DMK leadership and dozens of mediapersons were waiting to know the outcome of both the investigation and the seat identification talks between the main alliance partners.

CBI officials in Chennai remained tight-lipped about the development, maintaining that the operation was being directly supervised by the agency's headquarters.

Talking to journalists later, Ms. Kanimozhi said they were cooperating with the CBI. “We are answering everything and whatever is required. We are cooperating with the CBI, unlike many political leaders who don't. I think that really has to talk for itself about our intention of coming out clean.”

The CBI team, including a woman official, returned to New Delhi on Friday evening.

Asked whether the questioning would continue, a CBI official said: “For now, the questioning is over…whether they will be required for more clarifications depends on further course of investigation.”

The question that common people have in their minds is 'Why is it happening now, so late?' During CBI's previous visit to Kalaignar TV, 'Why did the CBI oblige a request to come after 3-4 hours for the raid?' Will the CBI do the same thing for a common man? The CBI should conduct itself above suspicion. The common people do not expect anything out of the CBI raid or questioning. The writing is on the wall. The CBI is doing all these gimmicks for the sake of submitting reports to the Supreme Court by the deadline. Perhaps, their hands are shackled by the political power.

from:  Nakkeeran
Posted on: Mar 12, 2011 at 13:14 IST

This is the most welcome news for along time. What Dr.Subramania Swamy has been alleging so far, that the kith and kin, and possibly the man (referring to karunanidhi) himself are deeply involved in getting kickbacks in the 2G Scam is proving to be beyond doubt.Tamils will heave a sigh of relief to see this man depart from the scene, since he has been running TN like his family business, and looting the people at will through various Projects and freebies.It is a sad commentary on the people of TN that there is not a single clean, Honest Leader from any party and no honest person wants to enter politics. Hope this trend changes and men like the late Kamaraj ,Rajaji ,CS come on the scene in the political firmament of TN to redeem the State. Inspite of its industrious and brilliant people TN has been lagging behind in many fields, they should look at Gujarat and Modi as a model and try to elect leaders who can do something. Lastly, I was amused by Kanimozhi's statement that she is coperating with the CBI, Does she or her father have a choice now that everything is out in the open?

from:  K.S.Ranganathan
Posted on: Mar 12, 2011 at 07:32 IST

Kanimozhi has said that they are cooperating with CBI. That's fine and there is no other way to go. She talks about her intention of coming out clean needs clarification. How come a TV company started with a capital of Rs.1 crore, which has no building on own, could get Rs. 214 crores money from the people involved in 2G Spectrum Scam. Whatever reasons they say, whether Kalaignar TV got this amount for the sale of shares or later considered as loan amount and finally the amount had been rapaid with interest to the tune of Rs. 31 Crore. Something fishy.

from:  Sairaman
Posted on: Mar 11, 2011 at 23:29 IST
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