Chennai: DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Wednesday refuted claims of his party walking out of the UPA alliance at the Centre after Kanimozhi was named in the second 2G chargesheet.

However, Karunanidhi expressed his 'anguish' over inclusion of Kanimozhi's name in the second chargesheet in the spectrum allocation case by CBI and said they would fight the issue legally to prove the innocence of his daughter and the party in court.

'We will take legal steps to prove the truth', he told reporters.

Ever since the supplementary chargesheet naming Kanimozhi as an accused was filed in a Delhi court on Monday, there has been speculation that DMK might adopt a hard line and could even think of quitting the Central ministry.

Asked whether Kanimozhi would appear before a CBI court at Delhi on May 6 where she had been summoned, he replied in the affirmative.

'She is not Jayalalithaa to ignore the court summons', he said in a reference to the AIADMK leader seeking exemption from personal appearance in the disproportionate wealth case against her in a Bangalore court.

Asked whether Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV CEO Sarath Kumar, who had also been summoned, would seek anticipatory bail, Karunanidhi said the lawyers would decide about it.

To a query, Karunanidhi said the party did not face any embarrassment on the issue.

The meeting adopted a resolution blaming some parties to create lack of confidence among UPA allies and to break the alliance.

In the resolution, the committee described Kanimozhi's inclusion in the chargesheet as 'surprising' despite providing all relevant documents on receipt and repayment of Rs 200
crore loan to Kalaignar TV, in which she has 20 percent stake, from Mumbai based DB Realty.

"It is in court and we will fight it legally," Kanimozhi said, emerging out of the 90-minute meeting in her first reaction to the CBI chargesheet.

The DMK said it would not fall prey to such a campaign as it believed it can establish the truth through legal recourse.

The DMK was also miffed at the "publicity exercise of gargantuan proportions" given to CBI questioning Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife Dayaluammal and Sharad Kumar, all stakeholders in Kalaignar TV, which is in an eye of storm for receiving loans from DB Realty in a 'circuitous route.'

Karuna backs Kanimozhi

'I view Kanimozhi as a party worker. None should consider that she grew (in the party) just because she is my daughter,' the veteran politician told the DMK high-level committee meeting, convened to discuss the party's strategy following Kanimozhi's inclusion in the chargesheet.

"Today she was hesitant to come to this meeting since hundreds of media persons were waiting outside her residence to ask many questions. Therefore, I myself went and brought
her here. I am not doing this to save my daughter but to save the party's image," the 87-year-old party patriarch said.

Dayalu not aware of source of money

Meanwhile, Dayalu Ammal, wife of Karunanidhi and Additional Director of Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, told CBI that she was not aware of the source of Rs 200 crore which came to the channel in which she has 60 percent share.

CBI, in its second chargesheet, has also named Ammal as one of the witnesses in the 2G spectrum case.

"On being asked about the source of Rs 200 crore which came to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd during December 2008 onwards, I state that I am not aware about the same as I am neither managing nor involving myself in the day-to-day affairs of the company," Dayalu Ammal said in her statement to CBI on March 11 this year.

Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar holds 20 percent share each in Kalaignar TV and CBI has named both in its second chargesheet in connection with the Rs 200 crore transaction.

The agency had said the money traveled through a circuitous route through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, a DB Group company and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd.

JPN/Agencies