With Kanimozhi in Tihar Jail, and following the drubbing their party received in the TN Assembly polls, they are in no mood to celebrate with the Congress
Lakshmi Iyer / ANI
Posted On Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 04:43:15 AM
In fact, DMK MPs were instructed to be present for the event. Yet, with Kanimozhi, the darling daughter of the DMK first family locked away in Tihar Jail, the over two dozen DMK MPs (18 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha MPs) are in no mood to party at
The annual PM’s dinner party is to celebrate achievements of the UPA government. With 18
Senior DMK minister and Kani's brother M K Alagiri is likely to skip the dinner.
Over a dozen MPs who rushed to
“Of course, we have been asked by DMK high command to attend the PM's dinner. But we don't feel like attending the event. Most of us have already begun to hunt for excuses to skip the event. But I presume at least half a dozen DMK MPs will put in an appearance at the UPA dinner,” admitted a party MP, who claimed he had to tend to his ailing wife.
Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Shiva, said, “I have some urgent work back home. I promise to come back on Sunday.”
DMK sources said the party leadership has not been happy with the way the Congress has handled the 2G scam, allowing two of its leaders - Kani and former telecom minister A Raja - to get arrested and put behind bars in Tihar jail.
Kanimozhi, Raja appear in court
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja were on Saturday produced before a special court here in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.
Kanimozhi's mother and DMK leader T R Baalu were also present in the court. Her counsel told mediapersons that she would move the
A special CBI court on Friday refused to grant bail to her and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar