I have been blogging on Corruption issue , especially on the 2G scam and other swindles by the DMK, for quite some time.
I Have been getting hate mails calling me names,like’ Brahmin Dog from Bangalore‘.
For bigger people and companies, the DMK seems to reserve the intimidating tactics of threatening legal notices.
He has not gone shrill as yet because the present generation has seen through his tactics.
He is preparing to go all out on North- South divide to regain his popularity.
Media must be aware of this and telecast his antics in front of the camera to show his true colors.
A news Channel muted the sound bytes when he was making crude gestures indicating Brahmins.
‘The DMK leaders — including Chief Minister M Karunanidhi — condemned the ”biased attitude” of the Brahmin-dominated journalistic community at Madras. Taking exception to a front-page report in The Hindu on Friday that the Salem conference would anoint his son Stalin as his successor, Karunanidhi said the party was not being run on hereditary lines like newspapers.
The chief minister even resorted to Brahmin-bashing at his inaugural media conference. Did The Hindu ask how that ”Iyer” got all the money for his frequent Delhi-Madras air trips? ”They only raise questions when a Sandra cuts a tree?” he said, making light of the newspaper’s expose on a DMK legislator’s involvement in sandalwood smuggling.
Karunanidhi said the ”paarpaans” (a derogatory term for Brahmins) found fault with everything his party and the government did. The reason: He and other DMK leaders did not wear the sacred thread.’
In this connection it is advisable not to be carried away by trying to reply these allegations.We should remain focussed on Corruption without bothering about personal attacks as this would deflect the corruption.
Whether Brahmin or North Indian,Corruption is Corruption.
Let us fight in our own way.
In this connection Tehelka’s reply to Dayanidhi Maran‘s Legal Notice is worth of note.
Unfortunately, Mr Maran’s arguments are not only weak but factually insupportable and a mere sleight of hand. Contrary to his assertions, M/S Astro, a Maxis Group company, announced a joint venture with Sun Direct TV in February 2007, barely three months after Aircel, owned by Maxis, had been awarded 14 lucrative licences. In fact, the Foreign Investment and Promotion Board and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave Astro the required approval to acquire 20 percent in Sun Direct (owned by Dayanidhi’s brother Kalanidhi and his wife) on 2 March and 19 March 2007 – while Mr Maran was very much the telecom minister.
While it is true that Mr Maran then resigned on 13 May 2007, it is clear the apparent quid pro quo had already been set in motion while he was in office. What’s more, Mr Maran could not have forseen that he was going to have to resign as telecom minister in May because his resignation was triggered by a sudden family feud and his loss of favour with DMK supremo Karunaidhi, when the latter suspected the Maran brothers of creating a rift between his sons Azhagiri and Stalin.
Astro’s 20 percent investment in Sun TV at a cost of Rs 315.71 crore – a process begun in February/March 2007 — was completed in December 2007. It then continued to invest further in Sun TV over January 2008 – December 2009. For Mr Maran to argue that he was no longer telecom minister is just sophistry.
His assertion that he does not possess any shares in Sun TV is also sophistry as there is a clear conflict of interest when a businessman who had benefitted from him invests close to 700 crore in his brother’s company. (Former telecom minister A Raja was sent to jail for much less as Kaliagnar TV belonged to the DMK supremo’s family and Raja was not even directly related to any of its owners.)