Congress general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday denied charges made by DMK president M. Karunanidhi that his daughter and party Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi was languishing in Delhi’s Tihar jail in connection with the 2G Spectram case either “due to Centre’s order or its complacency.”
“We share his [Mr. Karunanidhi’s] agony. One can imagine the agony of a father whose daughter is in jail. He is upset. But the government had no role in the case. We could not have done anything,” Mr. Azad said while interacting with the members of the Indian Women Press Corps here on Monday.
He stressed that the Congress-DMK ties continue to be “good.” Both the parties stood by each other through thick and thin and “Mr. Karunanidhi is with us.”
He said, the probe into the 2G Spectrum allocation case was being looked into by the CBI and the government had not interfered in it. “Our party MP Suresh Kalmadi is also in jail [in connection with the Commonwealth Games scam],” he said.
On the overtures made by AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa before the Assembly polls, he said the AIADMK had sent “signals” but the offer was rejected as the Congress did not want an “opportunistic” alliance despite knowing that the State did not “repeat” the same political party at the hustings. “We cannot go with B as A is losing,” he said. Hindu