Watch: Markandey Katju clarifies not raising the corrupt judge issue earlier
He should disclose what was the wealth of himself and his family (including the Marans) before he joined politics, and what is it today?" The PCI chairman had alluded in his blog that DMK had pressurised its ally UPA to appoint the tainted judge on a post at the Madras High Court. Katju's poser comes a day after the attorney general of India Mukul Rohtagi said there was enough material to prosecute former telecom minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran in a case involving Malaysian company Maxis, Aircel and Sun TV network run by the Marans. According to the case, 2G licenses to Aircel were given only after the company was acquired by Malaysia-based company Maxis group. Its wholly-owned subsidiary had invested Rs. 650 crore in Sun Direct, a television company owned by Kalanidhi. Katju's stinging attack, seen in the light of these developments, alludes to corruption suspected to be behind the huge wealth amassed by the DMK leadership over the years in politics.