He also expressed disdain at Jayalalithaa's accusation that the government was deliberately not issuing licence to Arasu in order to benefit his family.
The DMK chief also said it was not proper on her part to make such remarks at the National Development Council meeting.
Jayalalithaa had at the National Development Council (NDC) meeting recently lambasted the government for deliberately holding licence in order to a 'political' family in a veiled reference to Karunanidhi and his family.
Arasu is yet to receive a DAS licence to operate in Chennai despite repeated plea by the state government and AIADMK MP's, who taken the issue to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well. Arasu had applied for a DAS licence in July.
Karunanidhi and his family hold considerable interest in television and distribution business in Tamil Nadu. While Karunanidhi's family owns Kalaignar TV, his grand nephew Kalanithi Maran owns the Sun Group, which has interests in television, print, radio, DTH and cable distribution.
Pertinently, Trai had on 28 December reiterated its November 2008 recommendation that central and state governments or entities owned by them should not be allowed to be in broadcasting and television channel distribution businesses.