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Will stand and fight even if named in 2G: Kanimozhi

Source: PTI
March 26, 2011 22:23 IST
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi's daughter and party member of Parliament Kanimozhi says she will "stand and fight" even if the Central Bureau of Investigation names her in the 2G spectrum scam chargesheet, which is expected to be filed soon.

She also said she would continue to support former telecom minister A Raja as long as the DMK extends support to him. "Whatever it is I will stand and fight. I am here to stay," she said when asked what would she do if CBI names her in the chargsheet in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

The Rajya Sabha MP also dismissed as "perceptions" reports that the 2G spectrum scam will impact the party hugely in the April 13 Assembly elections.

"See, right from the beginning we have been saying that it is a perception, the allegations are based on perception and the court case is in court and let the process go and let's see what comes out of it," she told NDTV.

"I don't think this election is going to be decided on perceptions. This election is going to be decided on what has been done, black and white. What is being delivered by the government; what is there for people to see," she said.

"I will continue doing and pursuing other interests but I am here to stay. I will stay, fight and come out clean," she said in response to a specific query. Kanimozhi also admitted that there was a "rift" in the DMK's first family during the time of the second term of the United Progressive Alliance cabinet formation.

"Of course, there was a rift and then it happens in every family, so why do you want to make an issue out of it?" she asked. She also strongly rejected criticism that promise of  mixies and grinders to people was indeed "free gifts", saying they were not.

Asked how her father felt about the events in the past four months, including A Raja's arrest and the CBI seeking clarification from her on certain issues in the 2G scam, Kanimozhi said,   "He has over 75 years of political career behind him and I'm sure he has seen much more than all this to be disturbed greatly by allegations, which are baseless."
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