DMK not for Chidu's exit: MK

DMK not for Chidu's exit: MK

His reaction comes in the wake of contents of a document got under RTI. Regarding the CBI’s ‘perceived contradictory stance’ in the course of court proceedings on a single day on Monday, Karunanidhi said “these are court matters.”
Karunanidhi reiterated that the DMK from day one had been saying that the 2G spectrum probe should not be politicised.

However, facing an Assembly byelection and the state-wide panchayat and municipal elections in October, Karunanidhi said the CBI’s position on his daughter Kanimozhi in this case that all investigations against her had been completed, gave a new ray of hope. “We are hoping that Kanimozhi would get bail soon and are making efforts for it,” he said.

On the Opposition’s demand that Chidambaram should quit, going by the yardstick applied for the two former DMK ministers in the UPA government, Raja and Dyanidhi Maran, and face an investigation like them, Karunanidhi said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had himself said in New York that he had full confidence in the home minister and had virtually given him a clean chit.

Regarding Raja himself pointing fingers at both the prime minister and Chidambaram in particular, Karunanidhi said the DMK “neither disagreed nor agreed with any such position.” It was ‘wrong’ if Raja had categorically made any such charge against Chidambaram, he stressed.

“I am not the one to use this situation to seek the resignation of a central minister, more so when he is from Tamil Nadu,” Karunanidhi added.

There was nothing politically significant in DMK’s Parliamentary Party leader T R Baalu meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi two days back. It was only to wish her good health and speedy recovery after her recent surgery in the US. “When the time comes, I too will go and enquire about her health for I am a humanitarian at heart,” he added.

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