Chennai (Jagran News Network): In an unexpected move, the DMK declared full support to the beleagured A Raja, a day after his arrest by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case and on the day when he was given five day CBI custody.

The DMK's top policy making body, the general council, went on to slam opposition parties for attempts to "malign" the party and "blow the issue out of proportion."

After a nearly three-hour meeting, DMK spokesperson T K S Elangovan told reporters that the high command had not got any resignation letter from Raja.

"As of now, he continues to be propaganda secretary," Elangovan said amid speculations earlier in the day that Raja had offered his resignation from the post.

The resolution said "mere arrest" of Raja does not make him guilty and the opposition's only evidence against him was the CAG report presented before the Parliament.

It pointed out that CAG had given a similar report during the NDA regime on the issue, it said none had raised any voice then.

When asked if the Raja episode would prove negative for DMK's prospects in the Assembly election due in May, Elangovan said the party would face it on the basis of its performance and several welfare schemes it had launched.

He asserted that Raja would come out clean.

The general council was presided over by DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, who remained incommunicado since Raja's arrest in Delhi on Thursday.