Kanimozhi, who is considered as Karuna's favourite child amongst all her stepbrothers, was arrested for her alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum and sent to Tihar Jail.
Speaking on behalf of his daughter, Karunanidhi said, "Kanimozhi had worked hard for DMK's victory and now she's in prison either because of the Centre's order or indifference or some other reason."
Grief-stricken Karuna, breaking down for sometime said, "you know the condition of Tihar jail. A flower kept there will wither away quickly, due to the temperature there."
Karuna in a public meeting addressing his hometown crowd spoke over Kanimozhi's arrest. "I asked her to join as a partner, considering her future. Hence, i am faulty. I am not quitting public life now. I will continue to fight with your support," he said.