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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Kanimozhi being jailed in the 2G scam case




A court on Friday jailed Kanimozhi, Rajya Sabha MP and the daughter of DMK chief Karunanidhi, pending trial on charges she handled a $47 million bribe in the 2G spectrum scam.


HIGHLIGHTS


· DMK says it’s ties with Congress still intact


· Karunanidhi to take action to release Kanimozhi on a bail and to convene a high level party meeting


· A withdrawal of the DMK's 18 lawmakers from the national coalition would force Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek out new partners to restore a majority in parliament, further delaying legislative progress on important economic reforms


· The Indian joint venture partners of Norway's Telenor and of UAE's Etisalat both overseas firms also are charged in the case


Source: Reuters 20 May 2011

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