Contrary to popular belief the DMK neither recalled its central ministers nor did it withdraw support from the UPA government over the 2G issue on Wednesday.
The decision was taken after a meeting of the DMK brass in which they discussed the strategy to overcome the crisis. Among those present were Rajya Sabha MP and chief minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi, deputy chief minister MK Stalin, union chemical and fertiliser minister MK Alagiri, union textile minister Dayanidhi Maran and senior leader TR Balu. Kanimozhi has been named a “co-conspirator” in the scam.
Dismissing the charges as “illusionary”, the DMK said it would fight the crisis through all means, including legal. And when asked whether Kanimozhi would appear before a CBI court on May 6, in Delhi, Karunanidhi said, “She is not Jayalalithaa to ignore the court summons.”
The party also interpreted the developments as “an effort to cause confusion within the UPA by exaggerating so-called differences”.
The DMK said it was surprised by the inclusion of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, MD, Kalaignar TV, in the scam and blamed the media and some leaders for politicising the issue to malign and defame the DMK.