The game is up for the Marans. On Monday, as the CBI was raiding their homes and offices, their party, the DMK, was in no mood to rush to their rescue.
They will now have to fight their battles alone, with no support either from the Karunanidhi family, to which it is closely related, or from the larger political alliance in Delhi that had protected them all these years.
After the DMK lost power in Tamil Nadu, the Marans' business began feeling the heat from the new dispensation. Soon after assuming power, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa made sure their cable business wouldn't thrive as it used to under a government run by their uncle and cousins.
The DMK's top leaders remained quiet about the raids in Chennai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Neither Karunanidhi nor his influential sons Stalin and Azhagiri were reacting to the crisis in the Maran family, which owns the Sun TV empire.
T R Baalu, the former union minister, mumbled something about how the raids were about 'business transactions' andRead More »from CBI raids render Marans friendless