Kanimozhi Karunanidhi is a politician and also a self claimed poet and journalist. She is a Member of Parliament, representing Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of India's Parliament). Kanimozhi is the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi and Rajathi Ammal (Third wife of Karunanidhi).
Kanimozhi belongs to the South Indian Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party, where she functions as the chief of the DMK’s wing for Art, Literature and Rationalism, and is seen as her father's "literary heir". Her half-brothers M.K. Azhagiri and M. K. Stalin are the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Former Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu respectively.
On 20 May 2011 Kanimozhi Karunanidhi was arrested and sent to Tihar jail in India after her bail plea was rejected in the 2G spectrum scam case in which, she is alleged to be co-conspirator
After Sonia Gandhi's message to DMK chief Karunanidhi that she feels sorry that Kanimozhi is in jail because she is a woman, the controversy has grown. Is this being said because she is Karunanidhi's daughter, or is she being unfairly targeted because of who she is? A discussion