AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today questioned the “urgency shown” by the Director General of Foreign Trade in clearing the purchase of two aircraft at a cost 236.94 crore by Sun TV network recently.

In a statement, she said the application submitted on December 12, 2006 had been cleared on January 5, 2007 in a “lightening speed”.

“The people would now understand the reasons putforth by DMK President M Karunanidhi during the state assembly polls that the parties ruling at the Centre should rule in the state also”, she said.

The Sun TV network owned by the Maran brothers purchased two eight-seater Bombardier Challenger 605 last month from Canada.