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.
· 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