Friday, February 18, 2011

[ZESTCaste] DMK planning to visit Raja in Tihar Jail

DMK planning to visit Raja in Tihar Jail

Apparently to work the Dalit vote in the Tamil Nadu election in May

Iftikhar Gilani
New Delhi

DMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi is understood
to be upset with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks
exposing the role of imprisoned former telecom minister A Raja.

The Prime Minister had spoken at length on Raja in his television
presser on 16 February.

Apparently this upset Karunanidhi who is believed to have conveyed his
feelings to the Prime Minister's Office and 10 Janpath, the residence
of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

The DMK is understood to have agreed that Raja must be protected, more
so because he is a 'Dalit victimised in the corporate war' for having
'dared to make mobile telephony cheaper'.

The DMK and Congress have decided to contest the May Tamil Nadu
assembly election in alliance. The DMK thinks the Congress must,
therefore, not make comments on DMK leaders that might mar the

Sources indicated that Karunanidhi's advisors have told him that he
could visit Raja in Delhi's Tihar Jail to show solidarity.


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