Tamil Nadu

Baseless, unjust accusations have been erased, says Kanimozhi

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi arrives at the Patiala House Court in New Delhi.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi arrives at the Patiala House Court in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, DMK MP Kanimozhi said the judgment in the 2G spectrum case had erased the baseless and unfair accusations against her party and others who faced the trial. Post-verdict, the daughter of DMk chief M. Karunanidhi, said she would now involve herself more actively in politics.

Excerpts from the interview:

How do you see the judgment?

Kanimozhi: I am happy that justice has prevailed. I was going through stress for the last seven years and now the baseless and unfair accusations against the DMK and others have been erased. The judgment has also proved that is a false case.

Did you expect the outcome in your favour?

Kanimozhi: I was confident because there was nothing in the case. All those who have been following the case are aware of it. If justice is to be done, the outcome should not be in a different way.

The government will certainly file an appeal against the special court verdict…

I have already suffered so much and nothing will be a problem. I am really grateful to my family members, particularly my husband Aravindan, party’s working president M.K. Stalin, other leaders and cadres who had faith in me and stood by me at the time of crisis.

Did you meet your father before leaving for Delhi?

Yes. He asked me to remain bold and my brother and leader M.K. Stalin also spoke to me over phone and expressed his happiness. AICC president Rahul Gandhi spoke to me and congratulated me (on my acquittal). He (Rahul Gandhi) said it was a big day for all of us.

There are talks already that you will get a new post in the party.

I do not expect any post and I do not need any post. I want to be more active in my present position.

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