2G Scam | 16 May 2011

2G Scam | 16 May 2011

Daily News & Analysis

Kanimozhi vacates room in Tamil Nadu guesthouse

New Delhi: Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha MP and daughter DMK chief M Karunanidhi vacated her room in Tamil Nadu guesthouse in Delhi on Saturday. (read story)

The Times of India

Karuna was slow to react to 2G scam charge against party

Chennai: Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK chief Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi may face the price for the party’s election debacle. Close family, including Karunanidhi’s sons M K Alagiri and M K Stalin, had ealier advised their father to distance himself from the 2G spectrum issue. ( read story )

The Financial Express

2G scam may have been last nail in DMK coffin

Chennai: Contrary to what was being widely believed that 2G spectrum scam will not have major impact on assembly elections in rural constituencies of Tamil Nadu, it appears that the issue of corruption has proved to be a part of the anti-incumbency factor that handed down a drubbing to the ruling DMK-Congress combine. ( read story )

Hindustan Times

Kalmadi lawyer as 2G prosecutor fuels debate

New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over Supreme Court-appointed special CBI public prosecutor in the 2G scam case UU Lalit appearing against the agency to defend Suresh Kalmadi in the CWG scam. Even if technically there is no conflict of interest, legal experts, including former judges, say Lalit should with draw from either of the two cases on “moral and ethical grounds" and “in “public interest" to ensure that the common man does not lose trust in the CBI and in the fight against corruption. ( read story )