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Strongly disapprove CBI action against Stalin: FM

IANS  New Delhi, March 21, 2013
First Published: 10:47 IST(21/3/2013) | Last Updated: 10:48 IST(21/3/2013)

Finance minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday that he strongly disapproved the CBI searching the residence of MK Stalin, son of DMK chief MK Karunanidhi, and added that it would send strong signals.

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"Normally I do not comment on the working of another department (home ministry), but in this case I have to say that I strongly disapprove of the CBI's action. It is bound to be misunderstood," Chidambaram said.

"I have conveyed my views to the minister in charge and I suggest you put further questions to the minister in charge," he added.

Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday carried out a search at Stalin's residence in Chennai.

The search comes two days after the DMK announced its decision to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the central government's stand on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

The raid at Stalin's house began around 6am.

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