It was only yesterday that I was telling a fellow blogger that Dayanidhi Maran is the best bet for DMK's future since he is young, energetic, has charisma and in untatinted. I think I said it too soon.
Indian Express comes up with this report alleging that the Maran family tried to armtwist Tatas to part with their DTH project. How much of this is true or will it stick is anybody's guess. But this is the first slur of Dayanidhi Maran's performance.
My reading of the election scenario till yesterday was that the TN electorate is slowly tilting towards DMK after the initial burst from ADMK. It remains to be seen whether this news will have an adverse impact on DMK's performance. It also remains to be seen how my favorite Newspaper The Hindu spins this issue, since Dayanidhi Maran has married into their family.
Update: Dayanidhi Maran sends Lawyer notice to Indian Express