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2G Scam: Karunanidhi Meets Daughter Kanimozhi at Tihar

BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter

New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Monday met his daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi, arrested in the 2G spectrum case, at the Tihar jail in New Delhi and spent nearly an hour with her.

The 87-year-old DMK chief went to the jail at around 5.30 p.m, accompanied by his wife Rajathi Ammal, DMK Parlimentary Party leader T.R. Baalu and Ms. Kanimozhi’s husband Aravindan.

Courtesy: IBN

Mr. Karunanidhi, who arrived in New Delhi on Monday morning, met Ms. Kanimozhi at the jail Superintendent’s office and spent time with her for an hour.

It was not clear whether the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister met his colleague A. Raja, the former Telecom Minister, and Kalaingar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar, also in jail in connection with the scam.

This is the first meeting between Mr. Karunanidhi and Ms. Kanimozhi since she was arrested and sent to jail on Friday last.

It was a complete family affair as Mr. Karunanidhi and Ms. Rajathi spent time talking to their daughter in the jail.

Ms. Rajathi is camping in New Delhi since Friday.

Several party MPs also accompanied Mr. Karunanidhi to the jail premises but they did not go inside the Superintendent’s office.

Billed as purely a “personal visit” by senior DMK leaders, Mr. Karunanidhi did not meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi during his day-long stay.

Mr. Karunanidhi meets Ms. Gandhi whenever he visits New Delhi. It has been the practice ever since the party aligned with Congress in 2004.

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