Bete noire Jayalalithaa in jail, why Karunanidhi not merrymaking: Know the predicament of DMK chief

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New Delhi, Oct 10: It has been quite some time now, since arch rival of DMK, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa was convicted in DA case. But it seems Karunanidhi is not in merrymaking mood, sources say.

Though, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi has tried his best to give the impression that he is more than happy, but this is half- truth only. Speaking in a function, he said that Jayalalithaa got entangled in her own trap.

DMK president wary about looming 2G case

"Jayalalithaa's comeback to power can only be a dream. It would never be fulfilled. She got trapped herself in the net. Jayalalithaa created a situation as if there's none to question her. Today Jayalalithaa reads her own fall as a lesson. Unknowingly, Jayalalithaa helped us in lifting the Dravidian movement", DMK president said.

It is being believed that DMK chief is worried about the fate of his party leaders in 2G scam. And this is the reason while at the time of reacting over the issue, his word didn't match with his body language.

The investigation in the scam recently gained momentum and on Thursday only, a special court announced that the charges will be framed in 2G scam related money laundering case on October 20. Karunanidhi's daughter and MP, Kanimozhi, and former Telecom Minister A. Raja are accused in the scam.

The Enforcement Directorate had chargesheeted ex-telecom minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others in the case. ED had alleged that they were involved in the Rs 200-crore money transaction which was not "bonafide" and "genuine" and it was a "bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies" by Raja. The agency had claimed that the series of transactions relating to transfer of Rs 200 crore from DB group company to DMK-run Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films.

It is being believed that final hearing in the case will occur in November. The assembly poll in Tamil Nadu is scheduled in 2016 and DMK president is wary that any adverse judgment in 2G case might jeopardize his party's prospect. This could be a big dampener and that is why party is maintaining precautions while attack arch rival Jayalalithaa.

According to the Hindu report, while dismissing Ms. Jayalalithaa's bail petition, the Karnataka High Court made some scathing remark. Hindu quotes, "Citing the Supreme Court, the High Court said cases of corruption against lawmakers were expected to be completed within a year of framing charges. Corruption would have to be viewed as human rights violations, the court said". This is putting DMK in piquant situation.

AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was convicted to 4 years in 18-year-old Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on September 27. After her bail was rejected by Karnataka high court, she moved to the Supreme Court on Thursday. The apex court will hear the matter on Friday.

OneIndia News
With inputs from agency

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