Kanimozhi had no role to play in 2G scam: Karuna

15/09/2011 18:40

Maintaining that his jailed daughter and party MP Kanimozhi had no role to play in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today (September 15) said she was a mere share-holder in Kalaignar TV, owned by his family. "Kanimozhi has no connection with spectrum allocation.She is just a share-holder in Kalaignar TV. Generally, it is not a practice to file case against share-holders (in such cases)," he told reporters. 

The 88-year-old DMK patriarch said Kanimozhi's advocates had putforth this argument before a CBI court, "but the case continues." Kalaignar TV, in which Kanimozhi and Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu hold majority shares, is embroiled in a controversy over the transfer of Rs 240 crore from DB Realty, owned by scam-accused Shahid Balwa. 

Responding to "shocking" findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General at the "Centre and state," (about various issues), he declined to give a general opinion, saying one could comment on specific issues. 

In an apparent reference to CAG estimate of loss from the 2G spectrum allocation, in which connection former Telecom Minister A Raja has been jailed, he said "they (initially) declared losses. Then they said it was presumptive" about the quantification of the alleged loss incurred.