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CBI heat on Marans: Cong dismisses conspiracy theory

New Delhi: Congress today dismissed suggestions of any "conspiracy" within the UPA in the wake of CBI turning the heat on Maran brothers over the Aircel-Maxis deal after the 2G scam landed two other DMK leaders A Raja and Kanimozhi in jail. "UPA is extremely transparent in all of its political alliances," party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters here suggesting that the "talk of conspiracy" could be the handiwork of interests and forces outside UPA.

Tewari`s remark came in connection with questions regarding a statement of DMK chief M Karunanidhi backing the Marans. Breaking his silence, Karunanidhi said he treated "equally" both his daughter Kanimozhi, jailed over the 2G scam, and former union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother media baron Kalanidhi. "Reports that I do not support Maran brothers is part of a conspiracy by some vested interests to destroy DMK totally," he said in a statement in the wake of reports suggesting his party was unconcerned about the Maran brothers.

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