STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

With Rs 10 Food Budget, Sait 'Forces' Hotel to Serve Kanimozhi and Team

Preventive detention after a protest over the arrest of fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy doesn’t prevent DMK Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi from engaging in a discussion on the 2G scam with her father’s Man Friday, Jaffer Sait.

Published: 05th February 2014 08:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2014 08:08 AM   |  A+A-

Jaffer-Sait

Preventive detention after a protest over the arrest of fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy doesn’t prevent DMK Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi from engaging in a discussion on the 2G scam with her father’s Man Friday, Jaffer Sait.

Though centred around the trajectory of the CBI probe, the purported conversation in the tapes released by AAP has lighter moments as well. Despite coming from a political family, she was not aware that the police have to arrange food for the detenues as she thought her party would organise it.

While the patriarch’s pet daughter corrects the top cop to use differently-abled instead of handicapped, while referring to Sharad Kumar of Kalaignar TV, both share their concern over the government allocating a pittance - just RS 10 - for providing lunch for each of those held under preventive detention.

The alleged conversation takes place while she was confined at a marriage hall along with hundreds of DMK cadre on February 16, 2011. Sait offers to arrange special lunch for her which she turns down. Then the reigning czar of the state intelligence wing goes to the extent of arranging lunch for all from Saravana Bhavan. “In such massive arrests... our people will go... ask Saravana Bhavan... They will threaten... will you provide lunch or shall we do the honours,” says Sait, according to the tapes. A concerned Sait asks: “What about lunch ma’am? to which Kanimozhi responds: “They will organise no? Sait, exhibiting servility asks: “Yeah they will organise... but for you ma’am?” She turns down that offer saying: “Same thing... or it will look bizzare.”

Explaining to the MP that it was the duty of the State to provide food for those under detention, Sait complains the government allocation of Rs 10 for each was a pittance and he had been fighting for increasing it or establish a centralised kitchen by the State police. This could serve the twin purpose of serving the cops on duty and people under detention during protests.

For her part, Kanimozhi terms the megre allocation as ‘injustice’ and appreciates Sait’s idea. Picking up on that, Sait says he would implement it if made the DGP and reminds Kanimozhi not to forget to elevate him to that exalted post.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp