The Tri­als of Kan­i­mozhi

Her or­deal has split the DMK and threat­ens UPA. The priv­i­leged poet is now a shamed politi­cian, get­ting ready for her big­gest bat­tle: free­dom from the taint of In

India Today - - INSIDE - By Damayanti Datta, Lak­shmi Subra­ma­nian and Priya Sahgal

Her or­deal has split the clan­nish DMK and threat­ens the sta­bil­ity of the UPA Govern­ment. The priv­i­leged poet is now a shamed politi­cian, get­ting ready for the big­gest bat­tle of her life: free­dom from the taint of the na­tion’s worst cor­rup­tion scan­dal.

She sits qui­etly in a cor­ner in the Pa­tiala House court­room in Delhi, with her 11year-old son Ad­hithyan on her lap. Some­times she sits hold­ing hands with her mother, Ra­jathi Am­mal. Very of­ten she is seen read­ing a well-thumbed Gabriel Gar­cía Márquez. She has apol­o­gised to only one per­son since her ar­rest on May 20: her son. In court, while other 2G ac­cused send text mes­sages to their lawyers, talk, ask ques­tions, she sits aloof, as if

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