Showing full confidence on Raja, Karunanidhi stated, "He is not a criminal. He just went by the procedures set by his predecessors Pramod Mahajan and Arun Shourie of the previous NDA Government."
"When he has followed the rules, how can you say Raja flouted the rules," questioned DMK supremo.
Stating about Jayalalithaa's proposal to Congress, Karunanidhi said, "They (Congress) have told her that there are no vacancies. They have closed the door."