Dayanidhi Maran (pictured here) denied allegations that his family-owned business Sun Television Network was paid off by a Malaysian company that benefitted from the equity sold by Aircel, the beneficiary of 14 telecom licenses while he was Telecom Minister between 2004 and 2007.
Mr. Maran, who is now the Union Textile Minister, responded to the allegations by saying that The allegations are a systematically planned campaign to malign me and my party.
Mr. Maran followed those statements by saying that If I have done wrong, I am ready to face any punishment. I do not need any sympathies and I have to be judged by the law. But if I am innocent, I should be given every right to protect myself and to prove my integrity.
For the original article from the Times of India, please click here.
Please note that the photo of Mr. Maran comes from DMK’s list of candidates website, found here.