CBI raid on DMK's M K Stalin slammed by 'agitated' FM P. Chidambaram
Indicating that the raids will send the wrong message to the country, Chidambaram said he had conveyed his disapproval to the concerned authorities in the government.
"I don't usually comment on the activities of other ministries, but this time I am making an exception. The raids are bound to be misunderstood," says Chidambaram.
DMK's M K Stalin is perceived to be the force behind the move to quit the UPA - it is reported he convinced party patriarch M Karunanidhi to take the final step and make the DMK ministers in central govt quit, which included his brother Alagiri.
However, Chidambaram refused to go beyond that, saying further questions saying, 'I suggest that you put further questions to Minister incharge or head of CBI'.
CBI reports to PM Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is part of the loop of authority.
CBI carried out raids at 19 places across Tamil Nadu,
including at the Chennai residence of Stalin, who is DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son, in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars.
The CBI team reached the house of Stalin in Chennai, who is alleged to be one of the beneficiaries of importing foreign cars, agency officials said.
The raids came close on the heels of DMK pulling out of the ruling UPA alliance and its five ministers resigning over the Sri Lankan