Chennai: DMK did not walk out of the UPA alliance at the Centre on Wednesday over the 2G issue and decided to fight the case legally.
After a meeting of the party`s High-Level Committee, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister expressed `anguish` over inclusion Kanimozhi`s name in the second charge sheet in the spectrum allocation case by CBI and said they would fight the issue legally to prove the their innocence of his daughter and the party in court.
`We will take legal steps to prove the truth`, he told reporters. Ever since the supplementary charge sheeting naming Kanimozhi as an accused was filed in a
Asked whether Kanimozhi would appear before a CBI court at
Asked whether Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV CEO Sarath Kumar, who had also been summoned, would seek anticipatory bail, Karunanidhi said the lawyers would decide about it. To a query, Karunanidhi said the party did not face any embarrassment on the issue.
The meeting adopted a resolution blaming some parties to create lack of confidence among UPA allies and to break the alliance. It said the 2G case was being used to defame the DMK which would seek legal recourse. It also expressed surprise over inclusion of Kanimozhi`s name in the supplementary charge sheet.
In a resolution, the committee described as `surprising` Kanimozhi`s inclusion in the charge sheet despite providing all relevant documents on receipt and repayment of Rs 200 crore loan to Kalaignar TV, in which she has 20 per cent stake, from Mumbai based DB Realty.
"It is in court and we will fight it legally," Kanimozhi said, emerging out of the 90-minute meeting in her first reaction to the CBI charge sheet. The CBI`s action had fuelled speculation that the DMK might consider pulling out its ministers from the UPA cabinet, but the party preferred to adopt a cautious approach.