Timing of CBI raid unfortunate: PM

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The timing of the CBI raid on DMK leader M.K. Stalin was “unfortunate” and the government had “no role in it”, an upset Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.

“We are all very upset (at these events). The timing of this is unfortunate. The government had no role in this that I am sure of. We will find out the details,” the prime minister told reporters.
Later, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayansamy said neither the government nor the Congress had an axe to grind against the DMK, which quit the ruling United Progressive Alliance Tuesday.
“There is no politics involved (behind the CBI raids). We will examine it. The CBI is an independent body,” Narayanasamy told reporters.
Angry DMK members did not allow the parliament to function over the raids in Chennai early Thursday.
Stalin is the son of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi.