Tension gripped the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam camp on Friday as a Delhi court adjourned the hearing on the bail plea of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, named a co-conspirator in the chargesheet in the 2G scam case, with the top leadership remaining huddled throughout the day.
Responding to its summons, Kanimozhi appeared before the special court which adjourned the hearing to Saturday.
As Kanimozhi appeared in the court, Karunanidhi was understood to have been glued to television news channels which were providing constant feed on the court proceedings.
Most of Karunanidhi's senior cabinet colleagues, including son and Deputy Chief Minister M K stalin, turned up at the DMK patriarch's Gopalapuram residence in Chennai but none of the leaders intreacted with the media personnel there.
Even as TV channels were flashing the latest developments, the DMK leaders were gripped by palpable anxiety as they were not sure about the turn the case would take.
The 87-year old Karunanidhi, who had defended his daughter-politician to the hilt, had even thought of accompanying her to Delhi but was persuaded against it by the family members who cited his health condition.