Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Maran's Mangatha : Selvi to head Sun Network

Even as the clock is ticking for Maran Brothers…the recent raids conducted by the CBI seems to have rattled their entire family…except Karunanidhi, Rajathi Ammal…Whispers in Tamil Nadu earlier reported on what happened within the DMK’s first family after the raids…

With law catching up with Maran brother left…right and center…the family that proclaims and follows atheism is now seeking divine intervention…On one hand Maran’s family members are busy in conducting Yagam at several temples across the State. Last week Maran’s family conducted special poojas for half a day in Saibaba Temple at Mylapore.   The temple which used to be thronged by devotees was made inaccessible to the general public while Maran’s family occupied the temple.

With Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi Marans  are expecting their arrest anytime soon in connection with the spectrum loot…whispers doing rounds is that…KD Brothers are extremely worried about their business establishment...nowadays Marans are busy in making post-arrest plans…since Kaveri Kalanidhi Maran’s name is also being dragged into this issue because of her stakes in Sun Network.  Though subsequently recovered, Sun TV’s stocks tanked following the CBI’s assertion in Supreme Court about the FIR against Marans.     Shares of Sun TV which saw a 52 week high of Rs.556 is now trading at Rs.274. 
Whispers doing the rounds is that Maran brothers have asked Selvi to take care of their business empire. Selvi is already managing the affairs of Sun Group’s Kannada Channel Udaya TV. This decision has been taken by KD brothers after seeing how Corporates honchos and politicians are struggling to secure bail in the 2G case. Whereas Maran’s are concerned they belong to both communities... corporates and politicians. So they fear that things will be very difficult for them and Marans sense that this will take a serious toll on their business empire and will hamper their operations.

As many in the DMK are celebrating the fall of the Marans…and all the power centers in the family like M K Azhagiri, M K Stalin and Kanimozhi clearly distancing themselves…Maran brothers are left with no other option except to depend on Karunanidhi’s elder daughter Selvi…as she is the only person who acts as a bridge between Karunanidhi and the Marans.  The dilemma of Marans is in not finding a capable person to don the mantle but a trusted persos who won’t become a Judas.

In this tough time, his close friends who held crucial posts in Sun Group are also reluctant to stand by Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi Maran fearing witch hunt by both the CBI and the state police.  The reluctance of Marans friends to take up responsibility is after witnessing the harrowing experiences of  Kalanithi’s second-in-command Hansraj Saxena. In fact, relationship between Saxena and Kalanithi has gone so sour that Kalanithi has gone to the extent of calling Saxena a traitor.

Key Sun Network official RMR Ramesh, who is seen defending Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi Maran…has also come under the State government’s scanner as he will be the next person stepping into Hansraj Saxena’s shoes…

Maran brothers are not afraid of outside enemies or business rivals…but enemies are within the DMK’s first family…and now their biggest worry is not about getting arrested…but saving their business from their rivals who are within the DMK family.

Whether Selvi, can don the Sun empire with the same savoir-faire of the Maran brothers remains to be seen.

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